Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Texture on Tuesday - Mimosa Tree
The mimosa or Persian silk tree. Lovely, no doubt, but I'm afraid it is considered an invasive weed here in the deep South. They are gorgeous when they're in full bloom as they are now, and they are attractive to bees and hummingbirds, so we have to take the good with the bad. For now we will enjoy their feathery soft fronds and their beautiful, silky pink powder pouf blossoms and try our best not to think about what happens in the fall when they turn brown and ugly and drop seeds from what seems like millions of clusters of brown seed pods. No. We won't think about that.