This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

pussy willows

pussy willows
My first spring buds/flowers? - catkins of Salix caprea or pussy willows. These are in my backyard.

7 Comments:

Blogger Nancy J. Bond said...

One of my very favorite signs of spring -- I think it's a bit early here in NS, but I'll be keeping an eye out!

March 03, 2008 12:19 AM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

This bush is very sheltered and right next to my house. Its always early.

March 03, 2008 11:35 AM

 
Anonymous Ken said...

That is a really great photo, the way the water buds up is very cool.

March 03, 2008 11:20 PM

 
Blogger Matron said...

So wonderful! and a sure sign that Spring is on the way, along with catkins!

March 04, 2008 3:17 AM

 
Blogger Connie said...

Lovely photo...pussy willows are so photogenic and nice to touch, too. :-)

March 05, 2008 11:08 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

They are getting even bigger and fluffier this week. I'll have to go out with my camera soon. Or maybe I'll just pat them. ;)

March 07, 2008 11:03 AM

 
Blogger Bridget said...

Do you know if there is any public place near Boston where I could snip off a branch? It's kind of a family tradition to have them wherever you live (in memory of our grandfather, who took us all pussy-willow-hunting), but I haven't seen any yet so far...although, I live in Cambridge near MIT's campus, so I suppose I'm not surprised that I haven't seen them...

April 01, 2009 8:41 PM

 

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