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.