Weeping willows are not recommended for planting near foundations or buried water pipes and they do shed some twigs and branches which can be a nuisance to the neat obsessed lawn owner. That aside and if one has the space, they are fast growing and add a dramatic touch to the landscape. A breeze animates their fronds into a lovely and graceful hula dance. They bring to mind scenes of the romantic south. Or of classical oriental art. Or of opening scenes in British murder mysteries.
|Dawn's light applies a gild to weeping willow leaves.|
|A curtain of willow branches in the early morning.|
|As winter approaches, poplar and willow trees still clutch their robes.|