Saturday, May 26, 2007


JACARANDA TREES AND DAME DE NOCHE:

This wonderful example of jacarandas in a quiet, traffic-free street in Seville was taken by Daisylulu (Louise). She has given me permission to use it so that others can enjoy it. Thanks Louise.







And for lovers of this orgasmically-scented shrub, here is the Dame de Noche again

These were just taken and as the sun is taking a little holiday, everything is dull and overcast, including the plants. I have a feeling that the Dame will have to be propagated from cuttings, rather than seed. Anyone any ideas?

13 comments:

Green thumb said...

The Jacarandas look stunning, dear ladyluz.
I suppose the Dame de Noche is the same as Night blooming Jasmine or the Lady of the night, as it is better known. Mine too is blooming these days and filling the night air with its wonderful fragrance.And it can be propagated by both cuttings and seeds.

ladyluz said...

Thanks Green Thumb - shall try both. I think I've seen it described somewhere as cestum nocturnum and of the jasmine family.

Nicole said...

Oh,you go and post pics of two of my favourite plants! Those jacaranda look marvelous. Yes,its cestrum nocturnum, also known by all the various names stated. I caught mine from semi ripe cuttings taken 9 months ago, and both plants recently bloomed, and are getting ready for a next flush.

Colin & Carol said...

I bought Jacaranda seed but up north I have yet to see an example of the tree which is my favourite. Jasmine blossom has been wonderful this year.
Are you dancing Flamenco yet?

ladyluz said...

Thanks Green Thumb, and Nicole, whose sites I've popped over to and left messages.

Colin & Carol. Yes, jasmine fabulous. Plumbago just coming into flower and getting out of hand, but I haven't the heart to prune more severely.

LOL re flamenco.....I wish, but the ole knees and ankles won't take it. My English neighbour, 15 years younger, is now in Advanced Class and doing really well. Now, give me Salsa and Tango every time!

Becky said...

Oh those jacarandas are out of this world.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

That Jacaranda tree is really a sight for sore eyes, isn't it? ;-)

Another beautiful and fragrant jasmin I see. What a pity we don't have a gizmo for scents on our pc's.

Knew you were a dancing person. :-D

BTW there's mystery kitty on Bliss.

ladyluz said...

For Kathie with a house in Cyprus and Estepona, who left a message on the guest map.....I can give you links to property in this area if you leave a contact number somewhere.

Sazji said...

Dame de Noche, Cestrum nocturnum is very easy from cuttings. You can do it now even; just take some 20-30 cm cuttings, bruise the ends, and put them into an airy mix. I've even gotten them to go in water (and bloom while still in the water!). Unfortunately they don't always survive the winter here (Istanbul) but last winter we were lucky...

ladyluz said...

Thanks Sazji for another way to propogate Dame de Noche.

{Popped over to yours and loved the Morning Glories. I've two types climbing over the fence. I forgot to photograph them for today's "what's in bloom"....another time)

rose said...



Anybody know what this is on my lovely dama de noche It is white sticky stuff. I do see a few ants around, not a lot.. have been washing it of but its to big a tree to keep up.

Pamela (LadyLuz) said...

Hello Rose

My, that was 7 years ago I posted that part of the blog....how time flies.

As for the sticky stuff. I've never seen it on the dame de noche but on other plants it's usually been due to the red spider mite. If you take the white stuff off and press, a red substance comes out. I have to own up to spraying then with an insecticide.

Other than that, have a Google - there is a lot of information in on-line gardening sites, including a special section in Dave's Garden.

rose said...

Thank you very much. I will keep looking no red stuff thou.