Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BLACK PUSSY WILLOWS



I am on a desperate search for signs that Spring is just around the corner. The gray skies opened up to brief glimpses of sunshine on Sunday, so I took full advantage of the opportunity to survey the gardens.

My Husband was getting some leaves up(really late fall clean up) and I noticed the first small spike of the daffodils questioning if they should be emerging. As the sun decided it had teased us enough I quickly rushed over to checkout the Pussy Willows. Not yet....not even close enough to bring inside and force it to open. But soon, soon we will see the fuzzy black tips. My Black Pussy Willow is one of my favorites.

Until then I will worry like I do every Spring about the bulbs popping out to soon, the piles of leaves I still have around and the plants resting in the Herb House anxious to come back to life. So back to the seed catalogs...one of the happiest chores of winter.

1 comment:

  1. What an intriguing plant! I'm a gardener too, and just had to check out a blog named "Basil Becky" when I saw it over at Its Just Dottie... will enjoy reading your garden stories.

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