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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Black Cats in Hats

Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys' aka Black Pussy Willow, still wearing the little cap that covers them when in bud

15 comments:

  1. I have yet to see these in real life, though I first learned about them fifteen years ago from a book about Sissinghurst.

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  2. I love pussy willows (but I thought you'd written a Dr. Seuss spin-off when I saw that post title).

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  3. Oh, those are cute! The red twigs are nice, too.

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  4. Cool plant! Thanks for the introduction.

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  5. That looks interesting. I've never seen a willow like that before!

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  6. This is such a cool willow, and I generally don't think much of willows. I saw this at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, such a fantastic plant. Great picture, Alison!

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  7. I grow this and absolutely love it. I am surprised how seldom you see it in other peoples' gardens. Except in gardens of taste and discernment like yours!

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  8. What a cool plant...I have never seen this. Love the black pussy willows.

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