Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pussy Willows ~ Another Sign of Spring!

A dear and sweet friend brought these to me last week....pussy willows!

I googled pussy willows to see if I should consider growing them myself...I love them!

What I found:

  • Pussy willow trees are wetland plants --so they would be ideal occupants for areas that suffer from poor drainage. If not, then water FREQUENTLY.
  • Propagating is easy...they can root so readily that all you have to do is simply insert the FRESH, cut branch into the moist soil in summer. Roots develop within a few weeks.
(Drawback is that these trees have invasive roots....must be planted far enough from sewer or water lines to not interfere.)
I am linking up today with WooHoo Wednesday! :) WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!

Always Nesting
Hugs,
Carolyn
Psalm 28:7

21 comments:

Always Nesting said...

Thank you so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday. What an interesting post about Pussy Willows. I didn't know they could be started that way. I've got to give it a try because we get so much rain here in Oregon I bet they'd do really well.

Enjoy the party. Woo Hoo!

Cathy said...

I may have to give them a try! I love how they look and adore using this time of year in arrangements!

Wonderful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Carol said...

Pussy willows are so sweet! Have you ever seen the pink ones? Have a great week!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love pussy willows -- they do seem to announce spring -- thanks for the fun facts. Thanks for your sweet visit to my tabletop post.

Susan said...

Ohhhhhh. I remember pussywillows. We used to look for them when I was a little girl. So sweet! Come by anytime! Sincerely, Susan

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I too might have to plant one and see if I can make it live. Sure makes a lovely arrangement.

Sonny

mbkatc230 said...

These are so pretty. I doubt they would do well here, as we suffer from periodic extreme droughts, but I do love them! Kathy

The Tablescaper said...

Hmmm...you reminded me that I have a pussy willow bush - or had. Is it still back there? Now mind you, that comment is pretty funny as I have a VERY small yard.

I do love pussy willow. There is something so whimsical about them.

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, I love these. As a little girl, I grew up in Alabama and these would be growing along the sides of the road in the ditches. I guess those ditches were filled with water! I thought they looked so soft! That is a gorgeous photo, too. You're a very good photographer.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sonia said...

Oh those pussy willows are so beautiful! I love them in arrangements. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.. you asked my where I got the cake stand..I bought it at my favorite little store in a tiny town called Wimberly, Texas...we take a shopping trip to Texas every year as we used to live in Austin. Anyway the store is called Blue Willow...the manufacturer is Raz..they may be able to ship to you. I've never seen one like it. The owner is very nice and their daughter is a doctor here in Oklahoma that I refer to. Small world! Nice to visit your very pretty blog!

Miss Bloomers

Patti said...

Pussy willows remind me of my childhood!! As for growing them - I DO NOT have a green thumb, so if I were to stick one in the ground, in a few weeks there would be a dead stick there!! Thanks for visiting and following...I now follow you, too!

Laura said...

Hi-
I am linking to WooHoo Wednesday too and I wanted to stop by.
I don't think pussy willows will grow where I live (South Texas), but I am looking it up.
I enjoyed visiting,

Laura

White Spray Paint

Come by if you have time.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Those are so pretty. Thanks for sharing the info on them. I love your bird cage. Love your depression glass, too. Good luck with your seed planting.

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

I love them too! Have some in a big urn right now. Don't know all of that about how to grow them. Thanks for sharing.

Atticmag said...

Very nice blooms! It's a wonderful time of the year for those. Thanks for stopping by to see us. -- Jane F.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Caroyln,
So nice to meet you and I have so enjoyed my visit here at your lovely blog. Thank you for the info on the pussy willows. They are gorgeous.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment and following. I too am so excited to follow you as well.
Have a blessed evening.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Love the Decor! said...

In from the Woo hoo party!! I love pussy willows too a very sure sign that spring is here. Have
wonderful evening!!

A Busy Single Mom said...

Interesting! Thanks!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love your tea cups. They are beautiful. I hope you will join us next week. I would love to see what you will share. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Deny Binsar Mangisi said...

nice blog..^
visit me back..

Beverly said...

Have been busy and missed acouple of you posts. I love to use pussywillows in arrangements, but never knew how they grew. Guess I won't try to grow them.
Loved your tea cup holder. Have never seen one of those, but it was so pretty in your tabletop display and your lilacs looked beautiful.
I have always loved seed packets and bought many that I never end up planting. I used to decopage them on baskets though.