I have a couple of potted mimosa trees that I've grown from seeds obtained from plants growing here in Springfield. I know these trees don't often do take to our climate, but the parent trees seem to be doing quite well and I'm hoping I can nurse the offspring to thrive. My question is when should I move them from the pots to the ground. They are about 18 inches tall with an approximately 3/8 inch thick trunk. I had contemplated over-wintering them in the garage near a light source but wondered if I should just go ahead and put them in the ground this fall. Any advice would be most welcome. Thank you.