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  • #849 - Cig Harvey

    Claire in the Forsythia, Rockport, Maine, 2010
    #849 - Cig Harvey

    How to Force Blossoms

    1. Acknowledge out loud your desperation for spring.

    2. Find branches with plenty of buds on them.

    3. Cut the stems at an angle.

    4. Arrange in warm water.

    5. Change the water daily.

    6. Place in indirect sunlight all over the house.

    7. Wait.

    Warning — Forcing forsythia may cause a temporary aversion to violet, its opposite on the color spectrum.

    ~Cig Harvey