- Gather supplies: Pruners, display vase, plant fertilizer
- Pick the spring blooming shrub or ornamental tree in your yard you enjoy the most.
- Then, with a set of pruners snip off twelve + inches of branch at the end in 3 different locations where you can see the tiny buds. Ideally you want more than a foot of branch as you will be trimming it once more inside and you want it taller than the vase you will be using.
- Bring all three + branches indoors and prune out any dead dried up pieces of the branches.
- Prepare your vase, filling it with cool water and fertilizer.
- Then at an angle, make a new cut at the bottom of the branch and place it in the vase. This allows the branch to drink up the water you are placing it in.
- Place the vase in a warm sunny location near a south facing window.
- Now wait. Within a few days you should see the buds start to get bigger and begin to open. Keep your water fresh with a little fertilizer and enjoy the bloom!
Winter can feel like it drowns on, particularly when snow is scarce and temperatures are below freezing. Its at this time that those of us that garden or enjoy a good plant get a little anxious for spring. To help alleviate the stir crazy feelings you can do a few things to bring spring indoors. You can force bulbs or spring shrubs and ornamental trees into blooming early. The best part is that with a little patience, its one of the easiest things to do.