Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The Flower Market: The Mimosa


Last Autumn at Parc Phoenix I looked around an exhibition called The Invaders featuring the indigenous plant and animal wildlife that's been put at risk by the invasion of vigorous strains from elsewhere. The mimosa was one of them. Because it's a particularly resistant tree it takes hold in the dry conditions here and thrives thus marginalising more fragile plants. To the west of Cannes in the Tanneron there are forests of Mimosa gloriously yellow in the late Winter sunshine complete with notices warning not to pick; they're reserved for florists.

9 comments:

Olivier said...

je savais pas tout cela sur le mimosa,je trouve qu'elle égaie nos journées avec cette belle couleur

Fio said...

Oh, how lovely! It's a pity it isn't known in Poland.

Hilda said...

This is such a bright, wonderful photo, Angela! Thank you.

Dusty Lens said...

Pretty and so bright, I am reminded of the vast yellow fields of canola.

Delphine said...

Today you and me both posted yellow, Angela only mine was Forsythia! Hope the sun is shining on you all

Catherine said...

It's whole Riviera on one post.

I've taken pictures of Mimosa when I was at Menton. Who can resist ? Mimosa is every where, as you said, forests.
I'll prepare a post about it. Just because I never get tired of watching and smelling it.

Maria said...

It is unbelievable! I did not know that there are mimosa forests! I know them only from flowershops, rather expensive, little twigs full of yellow blossoms, but I always thought that it was a tiny bush :l.
Sooo beautiful!
I must come to the Riviera once when it blooms...

cat said...

be entertained

Levinson Axelrod said...

This is a great place to dine it seems. The atmosphere is very vibrant and positive.