For those of us in northern climates, participating in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day in winter is a bit challenging. When the weather is cold, we have to dream up unusual and imaginative ways to check in on the 15th of the month with other gardeners to show whatever is blooming at the moment. This month, I offer forsythia buds that I am forcing in my kitchen window.
These branches have been in the warm house for a week now, and the flower buds are almost ready to open. This is a good thing, because I am planning to take them to decorate the buffet table at a garden club meeting on Thursday.
This winter seems to have dragged on longer than usual. Forcing forsythia is my little way to get a taste of spring, when I seem to need it most.
If you've never done this, you MUST give it a try. Cut a forsythia branch any time after late January, bring it into the house and place it in a vase in a warm window. You should have flowers in about 10 days.
I'm linking this post to:
Garden Blogger's Bloom Day at May Dreams Garden
Bokeh Party at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures