Another way to impale flower show visitors

You can buy a bunch of pussy willow spears and have at the crowd - watch it open up and let you through! Or you can buy some fantail willows, which are much more interesting. In fall, the stems -- which are flat, how funky - turn red, green and brown and stay that way for much of winter.

Fantail willows are popular for centerpieces and wreaths, and those fancy seasonal containers people with lots of free time like to make and change and remake and change again. These were grown in Lancaster County, sold for $8 a bunch at Cramer's Posie Patch (and other vendors) at the show.

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