Sunday, March 16, 2008

ARCACIA?? or something else? This shrub/tree is everywhere at the moment and I think it's gorgeous. I'd like to find a couple in the garden centres but never see them, yet they are wild in all places here. This one borders the wasteland at our nearest petrol station.



Kate in Canada, who is an artist herself - here
has a very fine blog and this is her birthday flower, December 13th. Who these poets are in this floral birthday book, I have no idea: they do have the flavour of Victoriana though.


10 comments:

Cheryl said...

It certainly looks like Acacia. I grow one of these in a huge pot...it needs protection in winter, the flowers smell divine in the spring. It seems to have the same structure as your plant to.
Please don't tell me the suns shining its raining buckets here. I am not joking I have had ducks in the garden all week using the grass as a pond!!!!!

kate said...

Thank you so much for putting up my birthday flower and poem - I like the Hips and Haws - along with Mrs Charles' poem. I've come down with the flu so this was a lovely highlight of the day.

I love the look of the Acacias... I hope you are able to get one!

Have a great week,
Kate ox

Naturegirl said...

I see these growing abundantly here in Arizona as I vacation getting a break from the snow and take in Spring in the desert! I am sure your weather is simialr and how lucky you are! Sunshine blossoms and heat..certainly is great for the spirit! My B. day is oct.21..curious about my flower in that book of yours!!
sunkissed NG

oldmanlincoln said...

I am considering getting some Pawpaw this spring and some others native to Ohio where I live. We still have patches of snow.

ladyluz said...

Thanks for all your comments - I have popped over to your blogs and left messages there.

Sazji said...

Yes, it's an Acacia, the islands off the coast of Istanbuyl are famous for them. (Unfortunatley people go and strip them every year - every flower in reach is taken, to wilt in a couple days.) They send up abundant suckers, something to keep in mind before planting one. But the roots tend to be way back so you have to do some digging to get a viable sucker to plant.

BTW check my blog - I found myself a new garden. :D

Sue Swift said...

Yes definitely an acacia (or mimosa). Milan was full of them in the middle of the month, though the colours are fading now. Sadly they don't last long.

ladyluz said...

You're right, Sue, they're already going over. I've just discovered that what someone gave me in 5 little pots a few months back are acacia...ha, ha.

I took a look at your odd vegs. The green stuff looks like a mutation, never seen anything like it.

gintoino said...

Those are acacias or mimosas. They are very invasive in our climate lasyluz and shouldn't be used as garden trees. I don't know about Spain but in Portugal it is forbiden to sell them.

ladyluz said...

Thanks Gintoino....you've got me worried now. I've just re-potted them to see how they survive the summer.

I wouldn't like to be creating a problem for our neighbours by planting something that will invade their plots.