Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Mimosa Tree


Mimosas are blooming all over in Georgia. Some folks hate them because they spread so quickly and easily but the humming birds and bees love them. The flowers smell so sweet!

49 comments:

Andrea said...

I meant to ask you if you have noticed the Mimosa trees are fuller and brighter this year than usual. There are several in a yard about a mile from us that I have been wanting to stop and take a picture of. Looks like you beat me to the Mimosa Tree post.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Trash tree or not, I think they're beautiful, and they *do* smell so good. We had a Mimosa 'blight' of some sort here several years ago, and a lot of our Mimosa trees just died. I miss them.

This is a beauty.

Alan said...

Do they smell like orange juice and champagne?

david mcmahon said...

That second shot is stunning, Dot.

TSannie said...

Whenever I see a mimosa tree I always think of my wonderful grandparents, Grandma Mae and Grandpa Jim. They lived in California, MO and had two of the most magnificent mimosa trees in the back yard.

Thank you for the very wonderful memories. Here in Connecticut,mimosa's are few and far between!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That is a really interesting shot in the second photograph... really neat... I like it.

Carletta said...

That second shot is lovely.
I'm smiling at Alan's comment - his Mimosa sounds good right now! :)

Malyss said...

Around here, mimosas are yellow, their flowers are like little bowls, and they bloom during the winter, in january and february!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is one ree I'd love to grow here. Now that's a reason to move to Georgia, eh?

evlahos said...

this close up is amazing. a color explosion. well done

Old Wom Tigley said...

Dot these are great looking tree, the second shot is a cracker.. What a shame they are spread as they do.. but I bet the birds and the bees don't share that view..

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Not sure if we have Mimosa here.
That was a great spider web, it almost looks artificial, I havnt seen them for sale at Wal-mart.
I am trying to catch up on some bloggers I haven't been to lately since I returned from England.

Ash said...

very nice!

Nessa said...

The poofy flowers are so delicate.

quinttarantino said...

Oh yes, around here mimosa trees aren´t seen with great eyes also.
I noticed a little difference ... ours have yellow flowers!

June said...

Thank you so much for this post! I now have the name to give to pictures I took of this flower :-)

Kerri said...

We had a Mimosa at our house when I was growing up. My favorite tree!! Thanks for the memories!!

imac said...

Beautiful Dot.

Abraham Lincoln said...

A whispy tree in every way. Like a spider's web before decay. Nice to see in your photos.

Dina said...

Mimosa. I don't know these lovely trees, but it is fun to say mimosa.
The flower looks like of a caper bush.

Judy said...

We don't have any Mimosa trees in our area. Very pretty and the second photo is great.

USAincognito said...

How pretty!!! I have never seen one or heard of them but I really like them now!

Nancy said...

My mother always loved mimosa trees.Whenever I see one I think of her.I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your mother's flowers.They are all so pretty.

JunieRose2005 said...

Well, I am one of those ppl who LOVE these trees! We have them here. We have some on our place! I posted some pics recently of ours.


Your pictures are very pretty!



Junie

D said...

Great pictures. The mimosas are in full bloom here too. They do make a mess when they drop. It's amazing how they propogate so readily even during drought conditions! Daddy calls them 'volunteers'. I enjoy your blog!

Travis said...

I have never seen trees such as these. The do look beautiful. I love humming birds. Looks like a great spot for them.

April said...

This is a gorgeous tree, Dot. Even its name is pretty. I wouldn't hate them since they're favorites of the hummingbirds. I hope you will be able to take some pictures of the hummingbirds as well before they dart away.

granmal said...

I love Mimosa Trees. I remember when I was young my sister and I would climb the trees and make little houses and pick the flowers for people - we had great imaginations (before the days of toy "Little People" and Weebles and air conditioning). We played outside all day. So everytime I see one of those trees happy memories of days gone by are brought back. Beautiful trees and picture!

Craver Vii said...

I think the two droopy ones just sneezed... Gesundheit!

Suzi-k said...

wow dot, this is a beauty. My mom used to refer to trees with tiny compound leaves and little yellow puff ball flowers as mimosas. All I remember is they gave me terrible allergies as a kid!

Daryl said...

I wondered where mimosas come from .. I love having them at brunch .. so delish ..

What?

You mean this is not where the drinks come from?

Ohhh .. never mind

:-Daryl

photowannabe said...

They can be messy but oh so beautiful. Great closeup of the feathery blossoms.

Rose said...

Wow, that close up is fantastic...I love mimosa trees!

deborah wilson said...

Mimosa Trees are real pretty, but I don't have any in my yard. A few years back, I remember someone saying that Mimosa'a were used as medicine. I couldn't remember the details, so I looked it up just now.

Check this out:

The Mayans of Mexico have used roasted Mimosa tenuiflora "tepezcohuite" bark to treat lesions of the skin for over a thousand years.[8]

Powdered tepezcohuite bark contains large amounts (16%) of tannins, which act as an astringent, making the skin stop bleeding. This helps protect the body from infection, while the skin's intricate cellular machinery repairs DNA and builds new protective tissue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimosa_tenuiflora


Plus, it is used for a lot of other things relating to the skin.

Now that I know about this, I might have to plant a Mimosa - but given that I'm 47, I'm still scared to give up the witch hazel...:)

O, I believe in magic....

Gretchen said...

How gorgeous!

Kelli said...

Just beautiful! Our neighbor has a Mimosa tree and I love it!
~Kelli

Rose said...

Dot, you don't have to publish this comment... but if you have a rainbow publish it for skywatch...check out Carletta's blog and then check mine...you could add the same music!

happyone said...

I haven't noticed the ones around here blooming yet. I have them coming up in my yard as weeds and just mow them down.
They are pretty though and your pictures are really beautiful.

Jan said...

Any tree the hummingbirds love, would be fine with me. Your shots are great.

The Texican said...

Love those Mimosas.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

How beautiful! We used to have one in our garden at the place where we used to live. The hummingbirds loved it!

Lilli & Nevada said...

I have never seen a mimosa tree,I love that last photo such vibrant colors

my little corner said...

Dot
I have been seeing them in bloom I love this tree also.....we have a couple that comes back every year but hubby cut's them down while they are a small.....To bad they spread.....The kudzu has it started blooming yet?

Paulie said...

How very pretty!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

They look beautiful. I love that purple color!

Mike said...

Couldn't resist commenting on this one. How beautiful. Never seen one before!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I have heard of Mimosa but have never seen it. It is really beautiful!

tamm0449 said...
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tamm0449 said...

About eight years ago we were on Vacation and I saw the most beautiful tree with pink blossoms. We looked around and found a small one growing under the tree. My husband dug it up for me and we brought it home and potted it. It is about twelve feet tall now and has bloomed out beautifully. I saved some Pods from last year. I have seventeen Pods left that I will mail to you if you send me your address. Just plant them in a Pot and watch them grow until they are large enough to plant outside. My e-mail address is: tlesley@sbcglobal.net I am sure that you will love it.
Sincerely,
Tamara Lesley, Dayton, Ohio
www.spiritual-harmony.com
Author of: 'A Chosn Journey' you may browse through it at: www. Amazon.com It is a delightful novel that I am sure you will love. tamm0449

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