Tuesday, March 18, 2014

forced forsythia

i have brought a little bit of spring into my bay window by
 forcing forsythia
 (try saying that five times fast!)

a jump start on
 spring blooms.
so easy to do!

i cut branches of forsythia from my garden...
only 5 days ago!
i kid you not.
and they are already blooming!

just plopped the branches into a glass vase of water...
stuffed plastic grocery bags around the vase to keep it centered in this cement urn...
and topped it with pretty deer moss.




like a breath of
 fresh
 spring air.


so easy!
and ever so
rewarding!

do you "force" spring blooms too?

erin

10 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I wish I had the blooms to even try this! We still have a ton of snow that needs to melt, but oh the glory of this color! Beautiful job, erin! Anita

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty - Love it sitting between the swans. When the forsythia blooms, you know Spring is not far behind. I need to check the neighborhood bush to see if it has buds yet.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How beautiful Erin! I wish I had a forsythia in my garden..
I tried, could say it 4 times!
teeehee
blessings,
Penny

Scott said...

That is beautiful. My daughter did something similar with tulips in glass vases with just glass orbs and water in the bottom sitting on a window sill. Really brings some nice spring into the room.

michele said...

i don't but i'm so grateful you do! what cheerful color to share with us all today. love it.

michele

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Erin - what a lovely sight. Thank you for the idea...I am going to cut some forsythia and pussy willows...both look lovely together. Take care and have a great day.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, that's just so pretty, Erin! I went for a walk with our granddaughter yesterday and looked for pussy willows, but it's a bit too early for them up north. I may have to try forcing apple blossoms when the time is right.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Erin,

How sweet of you to leave such a kind note... I thought it would be fun to attempt a wool painting.
blessings to you,
Penny

KarenB said...

If only. But I really can't complain since we have something blooming most of the year. Years ago I had 15 forsythia bushes in my yard in Massachusetts! I loved them.

Lucinda Keller said...

So pretty! No forcing over here, just enjoying yours! AND I am on a mission to hit up all the beautiful gardens around here while the blooms are still around! Spring sprung early here! I just went to some gardens that were already in full bloom!

Happy Spring Erin!