Welcome Spring

p3261091Spring officially arrives today even though it has felt much like spring for the last ten days!  Enjoy – it was a long winter.

Look around and see what’s doing the blooming!  Pussy willows are beginning to push their catkins.  An enduring rite of spring – sometimes starting when there is still some snow on the ground.

Pussy willows – a member of the Salix family – prefer moist soils making them the perfect choice for wetland areas and poorer soils.  A large shrub – you should plant in a spot that it will get plenty of room.  Preferring full sun – it will do fine with some shade.  An added bonus – clip a few branches for a tabletop arrangement.

We have pussy willows available in shrub form and also as small ornamental tree  – the weeping pussy willow.