Friday, June 10, 2016

Mimosa Trees

FREE:  Mimosa Trees.  U-DIG & U-HAUL.

I seriously doubt that I could give these trees away, but it was worth the thought.  Several of them have invaded my back yard and though I like the fluffy pink and white blooms, I hate the ugly brown seed pods that are all over the place in the fall.  

Steve Bender wrote an article for the Daily South, which stated "Mimosa adapts to almost any well-drained soil, laughs at heat and drought, and does not mind if you spray-paint the trunk white, hang tires from the branches, or park your pickup on top of its roots. In short, we called it a “pioneer species,” because if you disturb the land, remove native vegetation, and open the tree canopy to light, it’s one of the first trees to appear. That’s why you see it growing along just about every highway and country road in the South. Northerners be glad it doesn’t like your cold winters, but with global warming, who knows how much longer you’ll be free?".  Yes, that pretty much sums it up, Mr. Bender.  

Besides the pretty blooms, the only other good thing I have to say about these trees is that they attract plenty of butterflies and hummingbirds.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!


  1. Gorgeous close ups! I love the shape of the flowers and the pretty colours.