Spring Flowering Branches – Magnolia

March 19, 2012

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty darn happy about the amazing weather we are experiencing in South Western Ontario right now. It is spring and it is happening right now. Bulbs are peeping though the soil, the birds are chirping all day long and there are signs of green on our front lawn. Already! Can you believe it?

With the coming of spring means lots of pretty blooms and flowery fragrances in the next few weeks. So while you are waiting for all the blooms to happen outdoors why not bring some indoors to enjoy as well? A great option is spring flowering branches such as Magnolia, Cherry, Flowering Quince, Crab-apple, Flower Dogwood, and of course Forsythia, just to name a few.

All you have to do is place the cut branch in a vase of water and wait for the flowers to crack open. The most important task with forcing branches indoors is to remember to change the water every few days. It really is easy flower arranging and enjoying for everyone.

(image: via Southern Living by Erica George Dines)

I was lucky enough to purchase the coolest Magnolia branch at Canada Blooms yesterday from one of the Marketplace vendors for only $10. It was really too good to be true, the branch is huge, windswept in shape with tonnes buds. I’m excited for this pretty to open, the blooms are pink!

Canada Blooms is on until March 25, 2012 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Tickets are $17. If you are looking for some inspiration while the world wakes up I suggest you make the trip!

For information on forcing branches indoors click here.

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