I harvested the broom for this basket about two weeks ago before the leaves had come out, and worked with it while it was green. It was solid as rock at first; and though it became looser, it was still structurally sound.
I love the dark green and the brown so much; I wonder if it will retain its colour?
The leaves and even some of the first yellow flowers are starting to come out on the broom bushes now. I've harvested a bit more, and I'm letting it cure to see how it is to work with it after it has been dried and soaked.