Who would think that bringing bare winter branches into the house would produce such sunny loveliness? All that was required from me was ten or so days of patience.
These are the branches that were left over from a larger arrangement that I took to my garden club meeting on Thursday.
"Arrangement" isn't really the correct word for what I did here. I poked the left over stems into whatever vase I had on hand, and I hoped that the results don't look too awkward. This works well with forsythia, because I think forsythia looks best when it isn't 'arranged'.
Every winter when I force forsythia branches like this, the process always seems like magic. All it requires is to bring some bare winter branches into the house and to wait patiently while they spend ten days or so in a vase of water.
It wouldn't be a proper Sunday Snapshot without a peek at one of the our family of fur-kids. Yesterday afternoon, well after I took the other photos in this post, I found Alice lounging on the window sill in the sunshine.
I usually only force winter branches once per year. This year, however, I am enjoying the forsythia so much that I intend to start another batch later today. I wonder if this works with dogwood? I think I'll cut some and give it a try.
Have a wonderful Sunday!