Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:14
When I was a child living on the farm, Pa told us that one of the wild duck's nests was falling into the big pond in the farmyard. I rushed out with some pussy willow twigs that had been in a vase in the dining room, with some daffodills - Pa stuck them into the pond bank and propped up the nest and made it secure. The duck hatched her brood, the pussy willow rooted and some 50 years on there's still a large pussy willow growing on the bank of the pond.
Nut's method will work, or you can just stick them in some damp soil and just make sure it doesn't dry out. This time next year they will have rooted and will be putting out little shoots.