Wednesday, January 10

Forcing Forsythia


During the winter months it’s easy to bring a little sunshine indoors. In December or January when Forsythia branches are covered with tight-flower-buds, cut branches at the length needed for indoor arrangements. Next, place branches in warm (not hot) water over-night in the garage or other cool place.

The next morning place the cut branches in a vase and move indoors. Average room temperatures of 60 to 75 Fahrenheit (18 to 21 Celsius) are perfect. If you want to bring flowers into bloom more quickly, place Forsythia in a warmer spot. Like wise, if you want to slow down the blooming period, a cooler spot is ideal.

4 comments:

pinkmohair said...

Great idea, Ronda. Especially where you live!

My Marrakech said...

These are so lovely. I don't think they have them in Marrakesh.

Arch said...

Beautiful flowers. Great way to brighten up the interiors.

style court said...

Love the image you used as illustration here!