Mimosa Time (not the drink!)

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My poor, very crowded mimosa tree is loading up with blooms.  Early morning, through the day, and in the evening they fill the air with a gentle scent that is fragrant and very soothing without being over powering like honeysuckle. I enjoy the delicate blossoms way up on the tree, but they do make a mess when they fall.  I just wish I had a way to capture the scent and bring it inside so it would last until next year.

Mimosa Time

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Albizia julibrissin Mimosa, Silk Tree origin: first imported from China 1745

It’s that time of year again – mimosa time! No, not the orange juice kind, the tree kind!

The blooms aren’t as profuse as they usually are, but the fragrance is super strong! This poor tree is so crowded by the gigantic oak tree in my back yard, but it keeps faithfully blooming every year. I can’t bear the thought of cutting it down and not having these lovely blooms every spring that remind me of my grandparents’ trees.