Spring 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.