Forcing For Free Flowers

The Lazy Gardener
Forced quince Photo By Anne day

Free flowers – seriously – for the next four weeks.  

Right before the gardening season really starts up and we get lost in the battles – us versus the moles and voles; us versus various blights; us versus the neighbors and their blowers – it’s nice to know that certain shrubs are offering flowers for anyone willing to do a bit of clipping.

The technical term for this is forcing but that just makes it sounds complicated and scary, a favorite trick of the snooty gardener, when it is quite the opposite.

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