In Wattle Lane, across the road from the three Victorian houses, is a row of wattle trees. Angeline loves to peer through the window of Wattle Lane Keepsakes on a cold winter’s day and gaze upon their cheerful blooms.
We have quite a few wattle (Acacia) trees around the area where we live. I just love the way their sunny yellow blooms brighten the days of late winter and early spring.
The golden wattle has clusters of round pompom flowers,
while other types of wattle have long spikes of bottlebrush blooms.
In Greek mythology, the acacia tree symbolizes immortality and resurrection. In the language of flowers, the acacia flower represents secret love.
Several parts of the tree are used for medicines, and to make incense for rituals. Smoke from acacia bark is thought to protect against evil and to keep demons and ghosts away.
In Wiccan magic, acacia can be used as a herb, resin, or oil to enhance psychic awareness, visions, and prophetic dreams.