Can’t wait for spring? Force some Forsythia

forsythiaMarch is here, but spring is not. Our high temperature tomorrow will be 4 degrees. I cannot wait any longer, so I am bringing forsythia into the house to force it.

Forcing forsythia is really, really easy. 

  • Go outside and cut some branches.
  • Bring them inside and place them in a vase with water.
  • Wait for them to bloom!

Many gardeners will tell you to leave those branches in the garage for a few weeks first. I always skip that and bring them right into the house. By the end of the week, I have beautiful forsythia blooms!

Get out there and start cutting! If you don’t have a bush, this spring would be a great time to plant one!

Happy Gardening!

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