Things I See Around Town: Mimosas

As spring moves toward summer, the surrounding colors continue to change. The beautiful but invasive wisteria has faded, and now we see crape myrtles blooming in their many shades, shrub roses have shed their first flowers and are putting out new buds, and mimosas are making their presence known throughout the area.

I love the unique blossoms on a mimosa tree. I thought this one has a particularly delightful color. I had to pull off a busy road and challenge the traffic to get these photographs, but I hope it was worth it.

I see a lot of mimosa trees as I travel about our area. Their presence is largely the result of their strongly invasive habits. For that reason I won’t run out and buy a mimosa to put in a friend’s garden. But I can at least enjoy the beauty of the ones that are already out there.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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10 Responses to Things I See Around Town: Mimosas

  1. Barbara Speir says:

    Hi John, I like Mimosas too. They are very graceful at the edge of the road and they have a lovely flower. They seem to bloom where there is nothing else of interest so they make the landscape prettier where they are.


  2. arlene says:

    They’re quite lovely!


  3. I have always liked Mimosas, but they have fallen out of favor in our area.


  4. pbmgarden says:

    Loved this tree as a child. We had one in our yard for a while but eventually my dad cut it down.


  5. Noellie says:

    Mimosa trees are so unique and beautiful when in full bloom. I love mine.


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