Pussy Willow bouquets available for an extremely limited time- order now! See ‘Buy’ tab to purchase.
We finally added some functionality to the website to take purchase orders for our colorful array of curly willow branches. Visit the Curly Willow Branches page under the Buy menu on our site to see color and bundle options.
These are great for arrangements, weddings, or anywhere you need a natural accent. The colors are super vibrant when fresh cut and kept cold. They will dry to more muted colors, yet will continue to add a pleasing contour to an entrance way, a lonely corner or table top. We recommend large clear vases to display the complete stem, but these branches look great in any type container.
The catkins are swelling. And willow cuttings are growing well.
I had not heard the term hoarfrost before moving to Iowa. I suppose it existed elsewhere in the world and no one told me. Did the world think I wasn’t to be trusted with such a word? Maybe. And perhaps they had good reason.
The first shipment of new willow cuttings arrived this past week and Anne has sprung into action. Trays were at the ready. Dirt and sand had been thoroughly mixed.
I know, it’s about time I posted. Now would be a great time to reflect on the 2010 gardening season, but that’s a bigger topic than I can manage at present! This one will be about yellow curly willow, which I now think I like even more than coral bark curly willow! Time will tell. My yellow curly willows are a little older than than my 2 newer varieties: coral bark and scarlet, and the branches tend to become more contorted in years 2 and 3.