Bring Spring In

One way to get Spring going is to bring flowering trees and shrubs in. Sound like a strange project? It is very easy! Cuttings from spring blooming trees and shrubs can be brought in and “forced”. Plants like forsythia, cherries, witchhazel, magnolias, dogwoods, and quince are great for bringing in. The flowers have been set and are just waiting for warm weather. By cutting thin branches, bringing them in the house, and putting them in a vase they will bloom indoors. Even red maples have a wonderful little red bud that pops open for some cheery color!