Keeping flowering cut branches fresh longer once they are part of your late winter/ early Spring decor is easy! With just a few simple tips you can have a bit of Spring blooming for weeks!

Because the cut branches in our homes are giving us a personal sneak peek of beautiful wonderful Spring we will want those flowering cut branches blooming for weeks!

My favorite flower to force is flowering quince. Oh I love those delicate pink blooms!

If you don’t know which branches will bloom inside or how to cut them please make sure to read FORCING CUT BRANCHES.

So much info for you there! And you can see how I force the branches here. So head over to the post above the all the information you need!

Do these easy things once the branches are cut and in their container…

  • keep them in a cool spot out of direct sunlight if they you want them to bloom slowly
  • once they have bloomed, put them in a sunny spot and mist the branches daily to encourage more blooms
  • change the water every other day to keep the branches from rot
  • Some branches like pussy willow will take root and can be planted outdoors
  • pussy willow don’t need water. Spray the pussy willow buds with hairspray to keep them from dropping

Easy- peasy!

I hope you will bring a big of Spring into your home!

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  1. I smiled when I opened your email. Just last night, I put in my calendar to-do list over the weekend “force forsythia “.

  2. Yvonne, I always look forward to reading your blog! You have such great ideas and good information to share and you always inspire me to try new things. I have a forsythia bush in my yard so I am going to give this a try. I love reading your blog and I am always amazed at how you come up with so many creative things to post. You are a real inspiration to a new blogger. Keep up the good work! Your site is fantastic!

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