MAUVE magic sets the district town of Goombungee apart at this time of year, when the annual Jacaranda Day Festival is held on the first Saturday in November.

This year, Peacehaven's native nursery sold dozens of plants through one of more than 20 market stalls as part of the festival activities.

Nursery co-orindator, Joy Sheath, selected plants specially suited to the black soil prevalent in and around Goombungee.  Plant species offered included melaleucas, callistemon, eremophilas, eucalypts, wattles, and myoporum.