Pussy Willow Buds: Spring is Coming

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  • Willows are the February bouquet that my wife gets for her table arrangement. It dresses up the house and it is seasonal.

    Another much under appreciated plant that is blooming now is the Slink Pod. It is a small trefoil flower about ¾ of an inch across. It is black and white with tiger stripes. The plant has wide waxy green leaves about ten inches long that shoot out from one central spot at ground level. The leaves are leopard spotted. The flower wilts almost instantly if picked. It only grows in deep shade, and it blooms in the rain, so it is much undiscovered.

    I guess this is the month of the cat, pussy willow, tiger stripe, leopard spot.

  • Jealous. There’s a foot of snow (half of it fresh overnight) on our floor right now. :*-(

  • Jealous. There’s a foot of snow (half of it fresh overnight) on our floor right now. :*-(

  • The groundhog says, “Six more weeks until spring!”

  • The groundhog says, “Six more weeks until spring!”

  • My first recollection of pussy willows was when I was about 4-5 years old, living in Oxnard. I loved them. I didn’t even know they grew around here!

  • My first recollection of pussy willows was when I was about 4-5 years old, living in Oxnard. I loved them. I didn’t even know they grew around here!

  • I had to speed (only sort of literally, Mom and Mr. Officer, sir) up to Eureka and zip back home–only to turn around and head for Garberville in the next 1/2 hour.

    But its not bad driving today. It is sooooo beautiful. I even had 10 minutes to spend at the wildlife refuge across from CR. Birds everywhere.

    Ernie, I’ve never even heard of Slink Pod. I’m guessing they don’t grow up Salmon Creek but I’m going looking tomorrow. The earliest I’ve ever seen a wildflower up here is Feb 14, a pink milkmaid.

    Heather, I hope you didn’t have to much trouble getting D. to the bus with all that new snow.

    Carol, you are a harbinger of doom. I’m ignoring you. :fingers in ears: La la la la la

    Aunt Jackie, I think they’re pussy willows. They are definitely willows and they have pussy willow like buds but I haven’t actually looked them up.

  • I had to speed (only sort of literally, Mom and Mr. Officer, sir) up to Eureka and zip back home–only to turn around and head for Garberville in the next 1/2 hour.

    But its not bad driving today. It is sooooo beautiful. I even had 10 minutes to spend at the wildlife refuge across from CR. Birds everywhere.

    Ernie, I’ve never even heard of Slink Pod. I’m guessing they don’t grow up Salmon Creek but I’m going looking tomorrow. The earliest I’ve ever seen a wildflower up here is Feb 14, a pink milkmaid.

    Heather, I hope you didn’t have to much trouble getting D. to the bus with all that new snow.

    Carol, you are a harbinger of doom. I’m ignoring you. :fingers in ears: La la la la la

    Aunt Jackie, I think they’re pussy willows. They are definitely willows and they have pussy willow like buds but I haven’t actually looked them up.

  • Boy did I fowl that up!

    Try again; slink-pod link

  • Boy did I fowl that up!

    Try again; slink-pod link

  • La-la-la-la-ha! You know we get spring here earlier than other places!

    🙂

  • La-la-la-la-ha! You know we get spring here earlier than other places!

    🙂

  • Earlier-shmearlier, I want it now! Yesterday was so beautiful and I wasn’t able to get into the garden.

  • Earlier-shmearlier, I want it now! Yesterday was so beautiful and I wasn’t able to get into the garden.

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