I’m either a mad scientist or just someone with a lot of dead flowers in my house…

I’m either a mad scientist or just someone with a lot of dead flowers in my house…

Here's the deal. I bought a whole bunch of curly willow branches and put them in water all over my house. My neighbor told me that they are so chock-full of rooting hormones that anything else you put in with them will root. So I put some lilac branches in with them. The flowers are now dead and awful looking, but the stems DO have tiny little roots on them. Should I leave them in the water with the branches, looking dead and ugly, until the roots get large so that I can plant them? Have I found a secret way to propogate pretty much anything? Or is this totally not going to work? I need plant smartypantses to tell me if I'm insane.
Wall Decals Save the DESK—-(day)

Wall Decals Save the DESK—-(day)

Ok, some random photos of my back yard… and a question for all you tree people.

Ok, some random photos of my back yard… and a question for all you tree people.

Remember the mystery “weed”?

Remember the mystery “weed”?

First tomato of the season!

First tomato of the season!

Plant Identification

Plant Identification

my apartment

my apartment