Have You Tried?

The Force

March 27, 2013
a pile of orange leaves

Just Can’t Wait …

… for some of those buds to open and reveal their flowers? Well, we can force things a little. At this time of year if we cut a small branch off certain shrubs/trees/bushes and put it into a vase of water, indoors, the buds will open and give an early sneak peek at what is to come. The plants that lend themselves best for this ‘forcing’ include forsythia, pussy willow, red bud, magnolia, crab apple, cherry, honeysuckle, lilac, dogwood and wisteria.