In a Vase on Monday: Forcing Spring

Although there are only hours to go until the Spring equinox, the few spring flowers that have managed to appear are now under a thick layer of snow again and the daytime temperature is back to below zero.

But I still have a vase to join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme! And Cathy is celebrating her sixth blogging anniversary too, so do go and visit her! 😃

 

Last week I cut some Forsythia and Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) to force – within a couple of days both had opened their flowers. The Ribes, is a deep pinky red when it flowers naturally and is covered with all sorts of bees, but when forced it is a pale creamy white and looks even more delicate than normal. I wonder what the bees would think!

 

 I hope all of you in the wintry northern hemisphere are keeping safe and warm, and those of you in the warmer south are getting the weather you want!

😃