Monday, February 15, 2010
February Bloom Day #1: A. cultiformis
The knife acacia (Acacia cultiformis) tree started breaking bud a few days ago, and here it is in its bright yellow glory. Surprisingly few honeybees (or bees or nectar feeders of any kind) were visiting the blossoms today, a fine sunny day with temps in the mid-70s. Maybe the nectar isn't flowing yet? By the way, the willow wattle (acacia iteaphylla) just finished up a couple months worth of bloom, so these two make a nice flowery continuum for the winter and early spring. Along with the Senna artemisioides (which is still in full bloom), the garden is lousy with yellow.