Sunday, February 5, 2012

Forsythia forcing for indoor flowers

Who doesn't want spring flowers in their home in late February and March? This is the time, on a lovely sunny day like today, to pop outdoors and cut some branches from spring flowering shrubs like Forsythia and Quince. Not too many though or you won't get to enjoy them outside this spring.  To get a head start on spring you can cut a few, recut the stem at an angle and put them in a vase of slightly hot water. I put them down in the basement for a few weeks but keep an eye on them and bring them into the warm of your house just as they start to open up.


  1. Moved from Long Island to southern California - leaving my forsythias behind.

    This is a very nice site - and it is even better to The Beastmaster and you having fun.

    Did I mention that back on LI years ago, I planted 1,000 daffodil bulbs by hand!!! It took a year for the numbness to go away. Then the house was sold and I never saw the daffs bloom.

    Gentle as you go,
    member of the ECG