Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!
When I looked out the window this morning, this was the breathtaking sight that greeted me! This Honey Mesquite, Prosopis glandulosa, anchors a dry corner of my yard. I think it must like it there! The pods are eaten by deer, cattle, and lots of smaller animals. Quail and doves feed on the seeds. Mesquites are good shelter and nesting sites. They tend to have a very open, spreading habit. Mesquite wood is used for fence posts, furniture, and barbequeing. This particular tree is exceptionally upright for a Honey Mesquite. Its elegant free-form shape makes it a good ornamental tree in the landscape. Just make sure to give it plenty of space!