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silk tree june 2012


By Resi

silk tree june 2012 (Albizia julibrissin)

planted temporarily in what has since become the herbgarden, will have to find another spot for it soon, to do this winter

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Does it fold it's little leaves up and go to sleep...just read the wiki on this. wonderful plant, Resi. Will add some lacy shade.

16 Jul, 2012


just looked at all the comments in 'dave's garden' and was astonished to see how invasive this little beauty is supposed to be. it has taken me all my skill to grow this one, i would be so lucky to find all those 'innumerable and invasive suckers and seedlings'!!!! i have posted a pic of its mother in our pevious garden in june last year. gorgeous flowers and she attracted the most beautiful big moths as well as butterflies, yes she folds up and in and goes to sleep at night and sometimes when it rains

17 Jul, 2012


I have a bone to pick with gardeners whose only reason for disliking a plant is that it is a "thug" their estimation. There are plenty of plants which are well suited to a site ...and if planted become "invasive" but they are just doing what nature intended...assuring the survival of their species! I say if you like the plant and want it in your garden...accept the fact that you may have to use drastic measures to control it. I'm sure in some parts of the southern U.S. Albizia may be "invasive" and hard to control. Happily, in France, you can post of your successes (as a result of it's vigor) and smile while others frown! lol... I love it...wish I could grow it!

20 Jul, 2012

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