Friday, March 18, 2011

How to Add A Burst of Spring

Here in central Pennsylvania, spring is definitely on the way.  But of course it's still March and that feeling could change tomorrow.  I think for most of us, spring can't come fast enough after the brutally cold winter we all experienced  this year.  To make it feel more like spring, I enjoy forcing Forsythia blooms.  If you have never done this, it is an early "spring fix".  Simply cut stems from your Forsythia bush to the desired length and place in a vase of water.

And after a few days to a week or so,  you'll have very cheerful bright yellow blooms to embellish your home and teatime.  Do you force flowers to bloom?


  1. I love forcing flowers. We always have paper whites at Christmas and often blossoms this time of year. BTW - your book is on it's way. Thanks so much!

  2. Hi Marilyn,
    Thanks so much for the comment. I received your book and it is wonderful. I'm thoroughly enjoying it.