Stop in today to see our new arrivals of Spring BLOOMING Branch. All shapes, sizes and colors to accent in your home. Magnolia to Cherry Blossom. Forsythia to Pussy Willow. Peach AND MORE! This time of year, is great for blooming branches. The ultimate way to simply bring the outside in. This charming unique look with have all of your guests talking.
Most blooming branches can be forced open without damage. Such as, almond, apple, cherry, dogwood, forsythia, hawthorn, honeysuckle, lilac, magnolia, pear, pussy willow, wisteria and more! Want to make sure you’re (safely) force opening your blooming branch? Here are some quick tips:
- When ready to force open – trim an inch off the base of your branch.
- Place the whole branch in warm water. (If it isn’t possible to submerge the whole branch it is wise to cut the branch into more sections to allow more of a water source.)
- Let branches soak overnight.
- Place the flowering branches in a room that is between 50 and 70.
- You will have longer lasting flowers if they are kept at lower temperatures.
- Allow bright, indirect light in order to bloom indoors properly. Direct light can be very intense and may burn the branches or flowers.
- The time it takes to force branches to bloom indoors can be anywhere from one to eight weeks, depending on the variety.
- Continue to change the water in the container where you are forcing branches to bloom often. This will help the flowers on the branch last longer. Cool temperatures will also help keep your flowering branch looking lovely longer.