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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Header Challenge....

The internet would not connect yesterday afternoon or last night..Sorry everyone.
Albizia julibrissin - Mimosa - Silk Plant

Originally from China--introduced to the U.S. in 1745.
Considered invasive by Florida's Exotic Pest Plant Council.
We have removed all but a few from our property. They do have a wonderful scent.
Go to http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/29 to read about invasive plant laws in your state or plants that have been threatened and/or endangered

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Today I am Thankful the internet is working..

25 comments:

imac said...

so. thats its name, ive only seen one of those before and that was at Monets garden, its beautiful.

Tom said...

Wow... I'd like one of those... sorry to hear you have had PC troubles...I thought you was on the bottle.... blind drunk, and had forgot all about us... ;o) Then I remembered.. thats normally Stewart. ha!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Very exotic looking tree, glad you got your computer working now.

KarenSue said...

Darla, I have never seen that tree before. It's beautiful. I'm ashamed to say I have not been here in a a while so I had to do some back reading. I'm glad your Dad is doing well.
Have a great day!

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I love these trees, but they do reseed everywhere. In the gully, seeds that have laid dormant for years are sprouting with the recent rains and full sunlight they get now that the oak tree is laying on the ground. I plan to leave one or two for the hummingbirds.

Love the Four O'clocks too. Mine aren't even budding yet. Should be another couple of weeks before I have blooms.

perennialgardener said...

They are invasive here as well. It's not unusual to see them along roadsides in the woody areas.

cherry said...

Oh I love a good Mimosa .. lol
Actually it is also one of my favorite trees. Seeing your pictures takes me back to my childhood and summers with my grandmother. They haven't started blooming here yet but now I will be looking everywhere for them..
Have a wonderful day Miss Darla.
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Darla... I grew up with Mimosa trees EVERYWHERE... Don't see them much in this area --but as you said, they are very invasive... My folks finally got rid of most of theirs.

Hugs,
Betsy

Susie said...

When we were kids we use to pick the blooms and rub them against our faces. It was so soft.

Dar said...

You get my vote, Darla...what a gorgeous tree...so it's a Mimosa...love it

Deb said...

oh my gosh Darla...I'm doing my happy dance...my favorite tree ever...great photos....I can smell the blossoms....

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Neat looking trees but they just take over. East TN was full of them.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I remember the mimosa we had in our yard in Alabama. It had a lovely shape, much wider than it was tall.

Lois said...

Invasive, but I still think the blooms are pretty!

Lola said...

Wow, I didn't know it was invasive. Funny it was planted on either side of the highway going to the lake in my hometown in Tn. I think most died out over the yrs.
It's pretty but I heard it was an allergy monster.

tina said...

Such a pretty tree. It's invasive here too but it is still pretty!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's a very pretty tree. I love the leaves and the flowers. It's too bad that some really nice plants end up being invasive.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

My mom nurtures her mimosa. They are not invasive for us. They're hard to keep going here. I can think of just a couple I've seen in town. They are beautiful. I used to climb my mom's as a kid. It's been killed to the ground a couple of times in the winter and has come back. She's had it over 30 years. I love their pink fluffy flowers.

Kyna said...

I wouldn't plant one of those in my yard, invasive here :) But there are a couple (and multiplying) across the street. Very pretty flowers!

Mrs. B said...

I just love your blog!!! I found you through Valerie's Life's Little Garden. I am just in awe!! I look forward to being a follower!

Valerie said...

Wow. This is unreal. Great pictures!

Insolvency advice said...

I think we do have that plant near my grandparent's house. They have beautiful flowers.I just didn't know what its name until I read this post. Thanks!

RainGardener said...

That is really pretty. So is everything in your gardens.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I think maybe it should be called the Fourth of July tree because the blossoms look like little explosions. I just wish some intrepid plant breeder could develop a dwarf variety. Topping out at, say, 6-7 feet. Wouldn't that make for a lovely potted specimen?

Twisted Fencepost said...

Invasive. Really? I didn't know that. Maybe it's just in your area. We don't seem to have that many around here.
LOVE that last picture!