Friday, March 24, 2017


Two weeks ago, I clipped some small branches from several of my flowering fruit trees. I snipped an armful each of flowering almond, pink-flowering crab-apple and honeycrisp apple and arranged them in vases of water in the house. I admit that the stark brown, seemingly lifeless branches didn't make for very cheerful decor at first...   

But after two weeks of sitting in the warm sunshine in the window, fresh clean water every couple of days and snipping off the soggy cut end of the branches (like you do on your Christmas tree when you get it home) and they are looking a little different now! This honey-crisp apple branch is about to burst out in bloom. I love this fun and simple way of bringing springtime indoors a bit early! 

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