I like pussy willows, and have wanted one for awhile. We had one when I was little, and I love the little fuzzy nubs they have.
My mother-in-law has a huge one, and for the past several years when we visit in the spring I have taken cuttings from it which I then attempt to plant. This has had very mixed success – well, actually, it hasn’t been mixed at all. It hasn’t worked.
Once, the cuttings appeared to be taking off, but they were mowed off by the lawn mower. Another year they didn’t “take” at all.
Each spring, as soon as it’s nice enough to go out, I anxiously watch over the pussy willow twigs. Did they survive the winter? Will this be the year my pussy willow actually makes it?
I hope your day is similarly exciting.