24 thoughts on “SILENT SUNDAY — MIMOSA”

  1. Is this your mimosa? I thought you said they were invasive to Florida and couldn’t have one. I remember asking if you wanted seeds to one in our neighborhood (which since has died due to last years severe winter).

    1. Loysetta — No, it’s not my mimosa but it was close. It’s at the last intersection before you get to my street, if you can remember that. I have admired mimosa trees since the days when I walked to elementary school and there was one on the street before I got to the school. However, in Florida, they are a Category I exotic (from China) invasive which is as bad as it gets so I never want seeds.

  2. My mama had a mimosa when I was little. I always loved playing with the fringed flowers. Hmmmm, fringe, I bet that is why you like the mimosa, it soothes your fringyness…

    1. Becky B – you are a GENIUS. I never connected the two kinds fringe! I did connect the Powder Puff to my love of the Mimosa. Imagine this! Discovering in my Old Age that I have a momentous attachment to fringe!

    1. Dear Gypsy — I transplanted some of that Euphorbia in front of the coleus I pointed out to you. The next day it didn’t look so good so I chopped the top off but I didn’t waste the choppings. I planted them just to see what would happen. Sooooo glad I got some of that Euphorbia. I still have 2013 yellow & orange cosmos seeds. Does MGC want any for their butterfly garden?

  3. Euphorbia is wonderful. I planted 3 little pieces and they were pulled out everyday for a week by one of my garden helper squirrels…still looks good! I’ll ask the b-fly garden gal re: seeds. Thanks!!

  4. They do have pretty fringy flowers and I remember playing with them as a child, but they are a pain in my back! My neighbor has one and it is always trying to start a new colony in my backyard. I can’t tell you how many of those things I pulled up yesterday!

  5. Love it in a neighbor’s yard. I have one outside my studio in all the wrong place and I’ve been trying to kill it for years. Your photos are so pretty. Maybe I have to rethink my strategy and stop trying to kill mine.

  6. Not familiar with this tree, but lovely fringy flowers. I don’t know why the variation in colour, but I know that plants grown from seed do have variations. Maybe the deeper colour will be more successful in attracting pollinators?

    1. Cat Mint — You are so right about plants grown from seed having variations. I noticed this with coneflower. I’ve also noticed that my coneflowers, which are in their third year, look better than they ever have so I guess maturity plays a role, too. I also think we get variations based on soil quality. Good to hear from you.

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