Monday, March 3, 2008

Mimosa and International Women's Day

This coming Saturday, March 8th, people around tiwdhe world will celebrate International Women's Day. Part of the tradition for this day is that women, especially in Italy, receive yellow Mimosa flowers from the people in their lives. So, I figured this would be a good time to introduce the flower. Yellow Mimosa is also (and more correctly) known as Acaia dealbata (silver wattle). It comes from Australia. The flower actually grows on a tree, and the trees are beautiful when they are in bloom.


As a cut flower, they add a unique texture to floral arrangements. They have a fuzzy appearance and a sweet smell.

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Check out this arrangement of yellow tulips and mimosa by Jane Packer (found via frolic)

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