Great tips! Here’s everything you need to know about forcing forsythia. It’s super easy, and guarantees blooms and brightens up the indoors.
For those of you that live outside of the Northeast, then it’s highly likely that your forsythia is blooming. However, in this part of the country that’s bringing up the rear, we’re still about a month out from blooms. Never fear though because no matter where you live, I highly advise bookmarking this advice for years to come.
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Forcing Forsythia
While the ground is still cold and the grass only has the turning green option waiting in the wings, the forsythia is game to be clipped and brought inside. While the grocery store sells beautiful flowers, you may just have these vibrant pick-me-ups in your own backyard.
Although our property is well over a zillion years old, our forsythia bushes are new to the game. I planted them fall of 2020, and they have absolutely flourished the past two springs. I know this year will be no different. However, you know me, around this time of year I need blooms. I need vibrant colors. And, I need all of this indoors, ahead of the game. Spring needs to be sprung before it springs.
Get my drift?
Forsythia is a great plant to have on your property. It’s low maintenance and highly productive. Every spring it makes a statement and within each year, it almost doubles in size.
Though its blooming season is a tad short, it reigns in all its glory during that time, and then some. It’s easy to grow, and even easier to force to bloom
Cut a length of the branch that you would like. In fact, cut a few to really make a statement. Then, take your clippers and cut an X on the bottom of the branch.
Place in a vase and fill three quarters of the way with water. Very important: keep the water clean; change it out ever other day, for best results.
And that’s it. The entire process takes a little less than a week to bloom, and the results are high impact. You’ll get those blooms that you’re after, and your room(s) will be brightened with blooms well before they show off their color outside.
And, as I mentioned earlier this is a post that you’ll want to bookmark. Those areas that already have flowering plants, bushes and shrubs in all their glory and force to bloom earlier next year. And, if I could just say, flowers certainly help those winter blues to go away.
Spring is right around the corner!