Forsythia In Bloom, In Winter, Inside!

Phil from Philly (the famous groundhog) gave his prediction of 6 more weeks of winter. I am so over winter! Time to bring some spring into my home!
It's been a long, cold, snowy winter in Alexandria, VA! We have snow, sleet, or freezing rain every other day!
Two weeks ago (January 21st) I cut forsythia branches from this shrub and brought them inside. I don't know if you can tell, but it's snowing as I am cutting the branches. Maybe you can see the flakes in the first pic.
I brought them inside, put them in a vase of warm water. Check out my blog to see what I did next and how I got them to bloom!

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Nicole Scott-Howe

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  • Deezie
    on Feb 7, 2015

    I love this. I do this in CT also. I don't have forsythia but a neighbor does and they let me grab some branches every year. I love when the flowers bloom.

  • Borei Design
    on Feb 7, 2015

    Awesome! I wonder if this would work with dogwood branches?

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