Need Help?

Allan designs and plants flowering gardens in Montreal, Zone 5 [USDA Zone 4] .

See website, design work and favorite flowering plants at  gardengurumontreal.ca

Consultation and coaching for do-it-yourselfers is provided. Occasional emailed questions are welcome and answered free of charge. Oui, je parle francais.

See my work on Pinterest at Garden Guru Montreal

« When I Made Compost, the Worms Ate My Lasagna! | Main | Take a Look at This Rose! »
Thursday
Jan292009

Enjoy Early Spring Blossoms Indoors

The apple blossom in early spring Fran Sorin tells us how in her book, Digging Deep.

Branches of spring flowering trees and shrubs can be forced to bloom indoors. Depending on the zone you live in, the forcing should be done in late winter or early spring when the buds are still closed tightly. Here’s what to do:-

1] Harvest branches with sharp diagonal cuts.

2] Remove all leaves and buds from the bottom eight inches of the branches.

3] Fill a pail half way with tepid water; place branches in pail.

4] Store in a cool spot away from the sun.

5] Change the water every second day.

6] Once buds start blooming, transfer branches to a vase filled with water and enjoy.

 

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>