Tree Watching: My Willow Tree is now Sporting New Leaf Buds

March 28, 2012

New leaf buds have appeared on the thin willow branches

The gray pussy willows are looking scruffy after all of this spring’s wind and rain, but I noticed that the tree’s branches are now sporting new leaf buds along its branches, particularly on the branches that are sprouting from the trunk.

New buds, willow branch

New buds on the willow tree

Watercolor sketch of willow buds and pussy willows, late March

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3 Responses to “Tree Watching: My Willow Tree is now Sporting New Leaf Buds”

  1. Chris Says:

    There’s that beautiful rosy pink and chartreuse together again. Isn’t it amazing how much color can be packed into a tiny budlet? Your sketches capture it very nicely!


  2. […] Rosemary’s been watching her adopted trees, the Willow and the Horse Chestnut┬ácome out in spring buds, and it make me think about my poor Mountain Ash […]


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