Forcing branches is one of my spring traditions. My mother used to brighten our house with forced Forsythia branches every year. I started doing the same thing when I moved into my first apartment in college. Who doesn’t enjoy blooms in the dead of winter?
I am experimenting this year with branches other than Forsythia. I’m also forcing Weigela, Cherry, and Lilac. I hope that all of these will bloom indoors.
It will be fun to watch the blooms of each open. Seeing fat buds on these branches while the bushes are still surrounded by snow is a reminder that spring is indeed just around the corner.
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