Now blooming in my corner of North Georgia: Mimosa & Magnolia

Two of my favorite trees are now blooming in Northeast Georgia: the Southern Magnolia which is native to the area and the Mimosa which was introduced from China in the 18th century. MIMOSA  Mimosa trees were introduced as ornamental trees and now grow not only in gardens but also alongside highways and waterways and in…

Catesby’s Trillium

Catesby’s trillium (Trillium catesbaei) is a wildflower native to the Southeastern United States.   Among its common names is Bashful Wakerobin because the blossom hides beneath three leaflets, making it more difficult to spot from above the plant.   It grows in woody areas, and yesterday we spotted it in our back garden!