Thursday, February 9, 2012

Very Early Spring Blooms - Indoors

Blooming Twigs Indoors

Longing for Springtime? Force blooms to come early!
Forsythia, Magnolia - already blooming, and wild Azalea twigs (not yet blooming). Two weeks in a vase with lukewarm water and you have a great center piece on your table, just in time for Valentines. More beautiful blooms are from Quince, Apple and Cherry trees. Nothing can make your winter seem brighter than forcing Springtime to come early! Watching little buds emerge is cheering you up in the dreary days of winter.

Tip: Before you place the twigs into the water, pound the part where you cut with a hammer to allow the twigs soaking up the liquid.