Monday, April 17, 2017
Fleurpywillows aka showing off some of the local flora
Shortly after we moved into our home I wanted to plant some pussy willows. We did, and it took a few years for them to do their thing. Every year I miss their cute pussy willow stage and I don't realize they have bloomed until they have totally bloomed.
I have to admit ignorance when it came to pussy willows. I had no idea that they bloomed. I also didn't know they have a very nice light scent.
I also planted a wisteria vine that I had at the previous house. It has been doing well here but I have to remember to hack it back quite a bit each year in order for it to bloom. I didn't know that originally and wondered why it never bloomed. I always feel back cutting it back, but it thrives on it. I just wish that I could do something with the vines I cut off each year. I was thinking I should learn basketweaving as I saw the pile that was left behind, but I need one more hobby like a hole in the head, so they went off to the compost heap. (sorry no pictures, the thing seriously looked dead)
I also planted a couple of lilac bushes.. they are starting to bloom as well.
I also have another plant/bush/tree in the back that I thought was a pussy willow at one point, but when I got up close, I realized it wasn't. I have no idea what it is.
This year I want to plant a chestnut tree. They were once very plentiful in this area and now they are not, so I thought I'd do one small little thing to fix that.
and yes. I need kittens.