Forcing Flowering Branches

Forcing Flowering Branches Winter. It's been cold and dry, and today it's cold and rainy. But a week ago I cut some branches from the forsythia across the street (from a warehouse site) to force into blooming. And today I have spring blooms in the living room. According to About.com,  azalea, beautybush, crab apple, flowering... Continue Reading →

Garden Thugs: Daphne laureola

Daphne Laureola A couple years ago I was walking over to a friend's house when I was arrested by the fragrance coming from a lovely compact shrub along the sidewalk. It took me a while to discover that it was Daphne laureola (Spurge Laurel)--which didn't surprise me, because my experience with Daphne so far is... Continue Reading →

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