Pussy Willows

Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow

The Pussy Willows are at their prime right now. This is always an early sign of Spring, so get out there now and pick a bunch. Just don’t do what I did a few years ago, I picked a beautiful bouquet of Pussy Willows, got a nice vase to put them in and then filled the vase with water. A week later the Pussy Willows were starting to sprout leaves! Don’t use water for an everlasting arrangement.

Pussy Willows

Pussy Willows

In looking around the internet, I found that in the northern regions of the world, Pussy Willows are used in place of Palm Fronds on Palm Sunday. In Russia and Poland on Palm Sunday they will bless both Pussy Willows and Palm Fronds in church. Pussy Willow branches are then preserved and displayed in the family icon corner.

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