If you have access to a forsythia bush, you can make your own Spring a little ahead of the calendar.
Forsythia flowers will bloom early if you cut some stems and bring them inside. They’ve lasted over a week on my kitchen table and have been such a treat to have as we’ve just gotten another foot of snow!
It’s really easy- Here’s how:
Cut forsythia stems on a mild day when the temperature is above freezing and put them in a bucket of warm water.
Once inside, cut another inch off the bottoms of the submerged stems. This second cut, performed underwater where air cannot get in, will promote water uptake.
Keep them in a bright spot and you’ll start to see flowers in about 6 days.
Happy Early Spring!