weeping willow

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Related to Weeping Willows: Salix babylonica

weeping willow

a hybrid willow tree, Salix alba × S. babylonica, known as S. alba var. tristis, having long hanging branches: widely planted for ornament

weeping willow

symbolizes grief at loss. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
See: Grief
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That old swimming hole, the yellow, speckled meadow and the giant weeping willows are long gone; high-rise condominiums have taken their place.
While Sequoias are considered to be relatively fast growing, the Weeping Willow grows so fast, if it gets enough water, that it can grow 10 feet a year and its trunk often reaches over a foot in diameter in just a couple of years.
weeping willows by the 12th century anchor fished up in the river In
There are lawns, mature trees and Weeping Willows over the water plus a productive kitchen garden and fruit cage, in all about half an acre.
The second section, "Writing the Body," revisits the classical element with "Nocturne," while also revisioning the sentimental implications of the title with "signs of violence" and the child's exercise of "forgetting the next smack" from a parent, or his own anger directed toward "Darrel Barnes, the bully of / Wilson Junior High." The poetic landscape is rich with "weeping willows like a child / hanging onto the hard end / of a broomstick" and "frantic ducks ...
For those who prefer more apolitical plantings, American Forests also offers such wellborn trees as Johnny Appleseed rambo apples, Clara Barton redbuds, Walden Woods red maples and, direct from Graceland, Elvis Presley weeping willows. Each catalog features more than 40 selections, all grown from hand-picked seed.
Camera (color), Anders Bohman; editor, Bernhard Winkler; music, Popsicle, Weeping Willows, others; production designer, Jack van Domburg; costume designer, Moa Li Lemhagen Schalin.
The drawing specifies "trees common to NY region" such as weeping willows, plus "bushes, rock, moss, earth and path." As drawn, the trees tower above the tug.
One of the two weeping willows stands over a long-dried pond circled by nettles, whose sting eagerly anticipates the brush of naked flesh.
This was no bad thing, actually, as it made the weeping willows and reflections in the lake seem to be all the more atmospheric.
Tall weeping willows watch over the site, Giving shelter by day and roosting at night, Like giant mother hens, with branches that keep, Their perching brood safe as at night time they sleep.
The fairy glen and stepping stones, the annual conker competitions and the boating lakes at both Sefton and Greenbank parks with the weeping willows and variety of ducks and birds - it was our classroom, too, for nature walks.