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The var­i­ous wil­lows that pro­duce ‘‘pussies’’ at this time of year are do­ing just that. While the downy catkins are still sound and haven’t ‘‘blown’’, clip off seg­ments of branch tips and bring them inside to dis­play in a vase. The trick to keep­ing them whole for months on end, is to leave the vase dry – that is, don’t add wa­ter, the way you would for cut flow­ers. Without wa­ter, the soft catkins

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