Hmm, I sure talk about a lot of things in this show, but fall does this to me and it is the season of seasons that it has just begun. So the monsoon peteys out in September and a hot dry wind starts us off toward fall. Glorious.
Mimosa dysocarpa loves the August rains and blooms profusely for a few weeks. At the Bisbee Farmers Market I’m asked pretty consistently, “what is that pink flowering bush along the road and on the hills?” I tell them it’s velvet pod mimosa and that it is a very thorny shrub and it only blooms around August and the hot pink flowers fade to white in the late morning sun. How’s that for a sales pitch? Well, it is a beautiful plant and I’ve come to think of it as a signal for the end of summer and the beginning of fall.
A note: the photo is mine and taken one morning on the way to the Bisbee Farmers Market