Flowering branches are so beautiful to me. Forcing the branches to bloom indoors was so exciting! When I snipped the branches from our Forest Pansy Redbud tree they just had a newly formed bud.
Then 10 days later they were covered in blossoms. I loved seeing them get a little closer every day.
Here’s What You Do:
- Snip the branches when the buds first appear
- Hit the ends of the stems with a hammer so that they will soak up more water
- Put them in water and set them in a bright warm location
- Enjoy the little changes each day until they bloom
It is seriously that easy. The warm temperature of the indoors tricks them into blossoming.
The other really great thing is that you get to enjoy the blossoms in succession. After the branches that you forced are spent, the tree should be blooming outside and you can enjoy it all over again!!
I hope you try this because you will love it. I also hope that you will come back on Wednesday to see my Spring Home Tour and how I used these Redbud branches. Thank you so much for visiting!.