Thursday, June 21, 2012
Speaking of trees, I am on a quest to obtain a Mimosa tree for my yard. When I was a child we had a Mimosa tree and I spent many hours either in it or under it reading and dreaming. Sometimes during treatment to distract myself, I would think about the sweet scent and beautiful puffy pink "powder puff" flowers and relax. As I was thinking of new ways to "destress", it finally dawned on me to get a Mimosa tree for myself. Seemed like an easy thing to do right? Wrong. I tried all my local nurseries...nope. In fact, people were quite rude letting me know that the tree was considered an invasive species. One even called it a scrub tree. Then I ordered and paid for 2 saplings over the Internet from a nursery in GA. What a disaster! They took my money and 6 months later I received two sticks with roots. One never made it and the other turned out to be an Ash tree. After that, someone suggested I visit a local lake where they were all over the place and dig up a shoot..no luck there. I even stopped by a house where one was growing to see if they would give me a sapling but no one was home. Finally, I contacted the landscaper for Berea College and he said he would see if they could get me something but indicated that I needed to wait until fall. So keep your fingers crossed and if you have any other ideas, please post a comment so I can follow up. Truly must be some "good timber" to be so difficult to obtain. :).
Have a great week. Jeannette