We don't officially celebrate Halloween in Australia ... and to be honest it's springtime in the bottom half of the world, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to, but that doesn't stop retailers pushing Halloween goods to encourage Aussies to celebrate the holiday in sync with the northern hemisphere.
And I was just thinking today that one thing we can do in the bottom half of the planet is hang jack-o-lanterns in blooming Jacaranda trees ... if we want to that is ... because the trees produce their purple flowers towards the end of October.
And the flowers look such a treat, too;-)Why Brisbane, not Grafton, is the original jacaranda capital of Australia
"Grafton in northern New South Wales is often labelled Australia's jacaranda capital, but a gardens curator believes Brisbane should hold the title.
Ross McKinnon, former curator of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, said the first jacaranda tree planted in Australia was in Brisbane.
"We pre-date Grafton by 70 years, as the first jacaranda was planted in 1864 in the city's botanic gardens," he said."