I love this time of year just for the Jacarandas. Jacarandas grow well in Sydney and every year there are many streets with the spectacular mauve flowers above and a mauve carpet of fallen flowers below. Jacarandas remind me of my north Queensland home. Ravenshoe and Herberton have so many Jacarandas the shire flag is mauve and green in recognition of these gorgeous trees. Jacarandas and Poincianas are my favorite trees due to their beautiful flowers.