Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tired of Winter?

It's the time of year when mud dominates and nothing is blooming. The crocuses haven't poked their little heads out yet and the daffodils are just hints of green. But it's easy to bring a breath of spring indoors.

The forsythias in your yard might look dormant, but they probably have buds by now. Cut a handful of the branches (that you probably should have pruned last summer anyway) and plop them in a vase with water. Once they're in your warm house, the buds will open into sunny blooms. Be patient. It can take a few days or a week, depending on how far along your buds are.


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