Monday, 2 August 2010

Mimosa;




In spring I have planted a tiny Acacia seedling. At the end of July it has started to open its golden flowers. The flowering season for this sort of Wattle is short and sweet. It wonderfully perfumes the lower wild garden. Australia has for every month of the year a flowering wattle.

Please click the pictures.

The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is Australia's national flower.

It occurs naturally in the southern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, western Victoria and southern inland areas of New South Wales. It has escaped in other parts of southern Australia.

Photos from my garden TS.



16 comments:

catmint said...

lovely trees - I don't think of them as mimosa.

lotusleaf said...

What a beautiful tree! The name Acasia suits it better.

Carla said...

Hello Titania,
I have been so busy in the kitchen of late I have not had the time to visit all my blogger friends. I am taking a few minutes today to catch up.

I love Acasias. I have one on the east side of my house, it is not blooming right now. So many of your countries plants do so well here in California. I think our summer is your winter? I believe mine bloomed in February and March. I will have to post a picture of it to my blog.

Have a wonderful day,
Carla

Nicole said...

Lovely.

I grew an acacia from seed and just today I was enjoying the honey scented blooms.

Ami said...

Very lovely trees! I did click the picture to appreciate those flowers in more detail. This tree can brighten any place with those golden flower!

Carol said...

Very beautiful, especially enlarged. I love all the different shades of green.

Stephanie said...

Wow these yellow puffs are quite spectacular! The perfume must be really nice.

Ann said...

Thanks Titania for the name of my plant.

I saw the wattle in South Port. It is so beautiful, and I told my sister now I understood when my dad in Borneo was given this saplings to grow, he was told it was a Christmas tree. He grew about 6 trees and we asked , why doesn't the leaves look needle like like pine trees?

Dad says may be the baby leaves are like this, and when they grow bigger, the leaves will be pine needles.

The saplings grew to big trees, we never got our "Christmas tree". Dad didn't have the heart to chop them down. In Borneo, they never bloomed.

The flowering wattle makes it a beautiful Christmas tree.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Titania! Wonderful yellow cloud! I had it growing in front of the house, but it didn't survive one of our winters with strong winds.

Gail - Fort Rock Glimpses said...

What a gorgeous, feathery spray of flowers!

Pietro said...

Hi Titania! These are very beautiful trees, with so pretty and varied shades!

diane said...

They are beautiful when all flower at once in the bush along the streets and in gardens like yours..

April said...

What a gorgeous plant - the fragrance must be lovely!

MedaM said...

Oh, I love Mimosa very much and my mother too. I love its golden, little fluffy balls and its special smell, smell of freshness. This lovely plant cannot grow in the area where I live, unfortunately. When it is spring I always go to the market to buy a bunch of it for me and my mother to put it in the vase and enjoy. I am impressed with Mimosa in your own garden.

L. D. Burgus said...

I have read books with referrals to this plant and this is a beautiful plant.

Babara said...

Wenn ich Mimosen sehe, dann kommt mir immer die Basler Fasnacht in den Sinn :-) !! Da werden nämlich ganze Zweige von den Waggiswagen heruntergeworfen ins Publikum am Strassenrand. Für mich ist es immer ein Zeichen des Frühlings, wenn ich diese weichbehaarten Blüten sehe. Aber ich habe diese Pflanze noch nie in Natura gesehen...und schon gar nicht blühend.
Schön, dass du einen Strauch im Garten hast!
Liebs Grüessli,
Barbara