Friday, April 2, 2010

Forcing Spring Update

Well, it worked. I "forced" Spring into my home. If you've been following my blog, you already know that a little over three weeks ago I cut some cherry blossoms in an attempt to "force" them into bloom. It worked. The result is glorious and just what the doctor ordered to help bridge that gap between Winter and Spring.

One of the extra highlights for me was the my father-in-law, known by many as the gardening guru, had never heard of such a thing...and was so impressed with the result that he called me for advice on how to implement!

Try it. Surely there are some branches within your reach just waiting to be "forced".


  1. Thanks for following Bella Luna Toys on Twitter! Just discovered your sweet blog and happy to connect with a fellow Maine! Where in Maine are you? I'm in South Thomaston. Your post makes me wish that I had cut some branches from our cherry and apple trees to force for Easter. Oh, well. We can enjoy the blossoms after Easter. I've also had luck forcing lilacs as well.

    Hope you'll check out my new blog "Moon Child," if you haven't already. Nice to connect!

  2. Hi there! Thanks for connecting with me! My home is in Bath - not too far from you. Not too late for some forsythia....! Good to know on lilacs -- I'll give those a try. And, I'll be sure to check out your new blog!