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Greening Up


We have a very large weeping willow at the bottom of the garden, and today from the house it definitely had a green tinge.

When I went to look – the leaves were starting to sprout.Β  The world around here is “greening up”

16 responses

  1. It’s sprouting out alright. Love Weeping Willows – I wish I could have one but I’d never get to see it get huge and wonderful. Well, that’s what Blotanical is about I guess. I can enjoy other peoples trees and gardens.

    March 11, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    • Thanks for visiting Raingardener – I have to say, I would not have planted such a huge tree in a garden, but it is here, it is quite old, and i love it.

      March 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm

  2. Joy

    Karen ! Congratulations on seeing GREEN girl : )
    I think things are picking up here as well .. phew !

    March 11, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    • Thanks Joy – I am glad to hear things are picking up with you – I will pop over to take a look

      March 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

  3. Dobby

    Could we cut the willow and weave it to make a fence to put round your new piece of garden?

    March 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm

  4. Will have to look to see if our willow is greening up yet – sadly it’s not the weeping variety.

    March 11, 2009 at 10:44 pm

  5. Greening up it is. Wow … lovely!

    March 12, 2009 at 1:48 am

    • Thanks for taking time to leave a comment Blossom – it is lovely to see some green.

      March 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm

  6. You’re right, weeping willows are an early indicator that spring is on the way. Yet they’re not celebrated like daffodils or primroses. I wonder why that is?

    March 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    • They do seem to come into leaf before other trees – and the colour is quite wonderful, I don’t know why daffodils get all the attention in Spring, Good question πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting Victoria.

      March 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm

  7. greenwalks

    Ah, a weeping willow. Possibly the Most Romantic Tree Ever. My great-aunts (amazing gardeners) had one on their acreage, right at the edge of a creek. I used to play under it for hours. Thanks for jolting my memory, I hadn’t thought about it in a long while!

    March 13, 2009 at 2:10 am

    • Hi Greenwalks, sounds like a nice memory playing under the weeping willow. I am quite attached to ours – but it is far to big for this garden. Thanks for dropping by

      March 13, 2009 at 7:55 pm

  8. Buds are one thing – but actual green leaves means real spring has arrived at last. Woohoo!

    March 13, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    • Yes – things are definitely taking on a green tinge here – so next stop Spring! πŸ™‚

      March 13, 2009 at 7:52 pm

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