Monday, February 9, 2009

forcing Spring

Here we are in The Winter Doldrums, eager for any sign that it will ever be warm again, so the boys and I are trying an experiment. We clipped a couple of small branches off our lilac bush and we're going to try to force indoor blooms. What I'm really craving is some forsythia, but short of turning into the midnight branch clipping bandit, I'm not sure how I'll get my hands on some. Our crabapple tree produces some really lovely blossoms, but the buds aren't swollen yet. You can bet we'll bring some branches in as soon as they're ready.
Anybody else want to experiment along with us?


Alissa said...

We already are.It has really felt like spring today.

Shauna said...

I love the picture of your branch next to the beautiful winter window! Brava Steph!