Trying to post a pic for you but can't get it to happen... pretty frustrating!
Anyway, the 11yr old has been wanting a weeping willow in the yard all summer. I haven't found one for sale so when we went to Island park for a fun-run we broke off a branch before coming home. Once home we stripped the leaves off and cut it into approximately 12" sections. After that we stuck them into a drinking glass full of water and set it on the counter-top. No root stimulator, no lights, no nothing other than a cup of water. They all sprouted roots and then leafs. Been growing well ever since!
Oh snap! I just realized I can text you pics. I'll send you a couple of pics this morning so that you can see what's going on.