HOW TO FORCE FLOWERING BRANCHES INDOORS
Get a jump on spring by "forcing" spring flowering trees and shrubs to bloom inside your home.
You can enjoy their blooms much earlier in the season rather than waiting for them to bloom on the tree or bush outside.
– Mock Orange
– Flowering Quince
– Pussy Willow
Best Branches For Spring Blooms
Using clean, sharp hand pruners make the cut down at the bottom, right above where your branch meets a larger branch.
HOW TO CUT
Cut at an angle and remove any small twigs and leaves close to the bottom of the branch.
Use a hammer to smash the base of the cut stem to squash open the branch a bit. This helps the branch to absorb more water.
The closer you cut the branch to its natural bloom time, the quicker the flowers will bloom inside the house for you.
WHEN TO CUT
You can cut branches in late winter before buds are showing and wait a bit for them to bloom.
Or you can wait until spring to cut the branches when you see buds just starting to plump up and almost open. Much less wait time for your blooms!
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