Last week I took my garden nippers and had a visit with my Forsythia bush in the front yard. I love to bring branches in and force them into blooming. Because of our unusually mild winter I wasn't sure they would bloom. You see, I had Forsythia blossoms in mid-December this year. That may not seem weird to some of you, but it truly is to me. It only took a few days for me to see the buds begin and a week until these cheerful blooms arrived.
Forcing tricks the branches into believing it is time to bloom. You bring the branches into the warmth of your home and put them in water. Now place the container in a sunny spot, sit back and watch the miracle of new life.