Get Spring Blooms Early
You need only one large bundle of pussy willow branches to create the elegant display in this photo.
Cut branches can also be ordered from most florists, but you should plant one or more of these exceptional trees and shrubs now. Think of them as a flower shop in your yard.
For a big show of color, place a variety of branches in different jars and on a long table, as pictured.
To force branches to look like this forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia), you’ll need these supplies:
- Budded Branches (at least 12 inches long)
- Warm Water
- Garden Twine
- Cut Flower Food (We ordered ours from afloral.com.)
- Sturdy Vase