By Donna Williamson
March is an in-between month – some cold and the return of glorious warmth now and then.
One way to bring some delight inside is forcing spring-blooming branches.
You can cut branches of forsythia, cherry, crabapple, kerria, or gelsemium. Pound the cut end of the branch with a hammer, opening several cracks in the bottom of the stem. Then plunge the ends into warm-very warm water.
After several days, the buds will swell and open, flowering to assure you that spring is really coming. … Continue Reading