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!

Here are a few other Spring inspired post you might like…

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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. I would love to have the container you have the spring branches in. Do you know where I can find one?

    1. Hi Sharon, I’ve looked everywhere to source this urn for my readers but can’t find anything close. I found this years ago at HomeGoods. Sorry!

  3. 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!

  4. Yvonne,
    I really enjoying all of your decorating information you share with us out here. I am going to try forcing branches of forsythia and pussy willow. My neighbor has both bordering our yard and she is so generous in sharing with me. I’ve tried to email you several times but to no avail. My question
    is the vignette you have shown with a ‘small wooly sheep wearing a crown’, did you make it or purchase it? I appreciate any assistance you can provide. Another question: When you talk about purchasing faux flowers/greenery at decor stores are you including places like ‘Hobby Lobby’? Thank you and keep sending the deco info along with recipes like hand made valentine’s pies. Fran

    1. Sorry Fran, I did not see any email from you. The little sheep has been out of stock for years. I’ve not had great luck with Hobby Lobby. I don’t think their faux blooms look that real. You are so welcome!!!!