Have you ever forced branches before? You will be surprised at how easy it is.
Three weeks ago, these quince branches were brown and looking quite barren. We clipped them neatly (leaving no stubs) from the tree and placed them in a bucket with enough water to go up about 25% of the stem length. If the stem is thick, smash the end with a hammer to encourage water absorption. Then we covered the branches with lightweight plastic and positioned the bucket in a sunny window. Every few days, we checked it to make sure the bucket had enough water in it and gave it a few good spritzes of water to keep that humidity level up.
Can you see the tiny buds above?
Take a walk in your yard and look for flowering branches, such as cherry, quince, pussy willow and crab apple trees.
They are such a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter.
Connecting up to Cindy at My Romantic Home.