11 March 2011

Pussy Willows

Another sign of spring ... pussy willows!  Tucked into a container with a bit of water, they'll soon start to grow roots.  They can then be planted in a pot with earth and later transferred to the garden.

My garden isn't large enough to accommodate them ... they'll grow as tall as 20 feet!  Instead I enjoy them indoors as long as I can.  You can also put them in a dry container and let them dry out on their own.  They'll keep for several months this way.

Once the soft furry catkins begin to drop off, leaves will begin to develop.  Hopefully by that time, there will be signs of spring outside.

15 comments:

  1. Oh faithful indicator of spring...the pussy willow! Must have John search the ditches near "the Ponderosa" that I might have some, too.

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  3. I remember going with my grandmother on long walks in search of pussy willows ~ spring time joy!

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  4. Oh my Lynda...these photos take my breath away. Welcome Spring!

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  5. Soo very delicate and beautiful and soooooo furry; GORGEOUSLY photographed, Lynda11
    ...They remind me of my childhood...we had a big tree in the garden..!!!
    Have a great sunny weekend!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  6. A true visit of spring's beauty! When we were children my sister and I would call these "pulley whistles"!! xo

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  7. Amazing photos!! Love your photography and your blog! :)

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  8. Oh, I want to reach out and touch that kitten-softness... This post gives me such HOPE--that spring may be around the corner yet. ;o) Happy Weekend, Lynda ((HUGS))

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  9. Just the perfect harbingers of spring! Lovely images, Lynda. sigh. Reminding me to go get pussy willows myself. We are having incessant rain – everything is drenched! xo – g

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  10. Lynda,

    Your photography continues to be even more stunning with each new day. I love pussy willows, and your photography really shows them off in these beautiful vignettes.

    I just entered those treasury giveaways. What a brilliant idea.

    Karen

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  11. Your photography is incredibly beautiful, Lynda. I found you through Mary at In a Soft Light. Wow!

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  12. I just love your images Lynda. So so gorgeous.
    I was just asking a friend last weekend where I might find some pussy willows...I never did find any, so I am so happy to catch them here in your beautiful space.

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