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DIY Forced Spring Blooms – Choosing the Best Flowers & Materials

 Entry #2150, February 28, 2013

Having spring blooms especially when it is still cold can be a nice home project, and will brighten your interiors, instantly. It may not sound that easy but with proper knowledge and technique; you will definitely find this project simple and manageable. In fact, there are no required skills to forced spring blooms.

forcing spring blooms ideas

forcing spring blooms ideas

Image via: Woven Home

Materials Needed

  • Working gloves
  • Pruning shears or scissors
  • Plant container (bottles, vases, or jars)
  • Floral preservatives

Choose your preferred shrubs or trees

  • Shrubs:

    • Forsythia
    • Wintersweet
    • Honeysuckles
    • Spiraea
    • Flowering squince
  • Trees:

    • Red Maple
    • Pear
    • Apple
    • Redbud
    • Apricot Cherry
    forcing spring blooms indoors

    What blooms would you like in your home this spring?

    Image via: The Cranes Nest

Procedure

  1. Cut the branch of the shrubs or trees. Make sure that you carefully identify the swollen or plump buds before cutting.
  2. Trim the ends of the branch. Remove any twig at about 3 – 4 inches from its bottom.
  3. Slit the branch in different directions. It should be around ½ inch long. Use the pruning shear or sharp scissors to perform this step. Mash the ends of the slit into a hard surface. This will allow the ends to splay and encourage water absorption.
  4. Submerge the branch completely in a container of cold to lukewarm water. Have the branches soaked overnight.
  5. Position the branch upright in your container and place it in a cool and dark area. A basement or hall closet will do. Leave the branch until buds are beginning to show signs of growth. This is about a week or two depending on the type of branch you choose.
  6. Then, relocate the plant into your desired location.

The whole process doesn’t end in relocation. You should take care of the plant more than ever. Perform a normal maintenance procedure just like any other plant. You will be surprise that you just did it!

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