Wordless Wednesday. Red Cats.

Salix gracilistyla¬† ‘Mount Aso’

Salix gracilistyla¬† ‘Mount Aso’

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35 Responses to Wordless Wednesday. Red Cats.

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you, I wanted to show just how pink they are.

      • Dear Ms Wells (Chloris),
        We are putting together a garden tour around East Anglia for a fellow garden writer from the US – Marian St Clair. Due to a small misunderstanding (we thought she was getting in touch with you, she thought we were), we have left it rather late to see if it might be possible for our group (around 20 people) to visit your garden at Crown House on June 2nd (next month!). They are staying nearby at the Swan in Lavenham, and would obviously be prepared to compensate you handsomely for your time and trouble! Thanks and best regards,
        Michael,
        President, Discover Europe Ltd

      • Chloris says:

        Yes, that’s fine, Marian has already arranged the visit with me and I am looking forward to seeing them on the 2nd June.

  1. Oh fantastic! I love Mt Aso.

  2. Christina says:

    Perfect, I love it!

  3. snowbird says:

    They are certainly something!xxx

  4. Kris P says:

    Lovely! Pussy willows are another plant I admire but don’t grow. (We even had a cat named Pussywillow when I was a kid.) This is one plant I technically could grow, if only I could assuage its thirst.

  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Pink pussytoes – how wonderful!

    • Chloris says:

      The Dutch supplier gave it the name of ‘Red Cat’. I hate made up names for plants but this seemed quite fitting.

      • tonytomeo says:

        Most of the citrus I grew back in the early 1990s had respectable names, like ‘Lisbon’ lemon, ‘Skagg’s Bonanza’ orange, ‘Seville’ sour orange, ‘Rangpur’ lime, and ‘Marsh’ grapefruit. Some of the rhododendrons that I grew afterward had names that I was embarrassed to say to clients, such as ‘Pillow Party’, ‘Teddy Bear’, ‘Airy Fairy’, ‘Angel Powder’, ‘Mindy’s Love’ and ‘Hello Dolly’.

      • Chloris says:

        Yes and don’t let’s even start on hemerocallis names. But this salix has a perfectly good name, ‘Mount Aso’. The supplier decided to rename it ‘Red Cat’.

      • tonytomeo says:

        Oh, I remember that one. I did not know it was the same.

  6. bittster says:

    I thought the label ‘pink’ was always an optimistic sales effort, I never actually saw one with such nice color!

  7. Brian Skeys says:

    I wish our neighbours willow was that one!

  8. Anna says:

    Oh now that’s purrfect Chloris. I wish that I could reach out and stroke those catkins. How tall does this one grow?

  9. Cute! Never knew there was such a thing.

    • Chloris says:

      It is adorable.They were lined up at the exit of my local farm shop like sweeties at the check out. And of course I had to have one. I’ve never seen one like it either. Just in catalogues and I didn’t believe they could really be so pink.

  10. Cathy says:

    This local farm shop of your is turning up some real goodies, Chloris: this certainly is adorable

  11. Chloris says:

    Yes, they have some quite unusual plants sometimes and they are very reasonably priced.

  12. Birds and Bees Hideout says:

    I never knew about this type of plant. Very informative and interesting post!

  13. Chloris says:

    Thank you and welcome to my blog.

  14. Lavinia Ross says:

    I have seen pink pussywillows once, a grove of them near where I once worked. They are beautiful.

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