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Enjoying Spring Blooms Early, With A Little Trickery

Master Gardener


Last updated 2/11/2021 at 11:04am

Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) a member of the rose family, is an easy shrub that flowers in early spring. (Courtesy photo)

It is winter – the daylight hours are short and the temperatures are cold; and both Punxsutawney Phil and our own Pisgah Pete predict six more weeks of it. On top of that we've been stuck at home for months due to the pandemic. I think most of us are suffering from a severe case of spring fever. We can't fool Mother Nature into making spring arrive any sooner than usual, but we can trick her just a little into forcing some spring blooms to show up in our homes in just a few weeks' time.

If you potted up some bulbs last fall, you could be enjoying daffodils and hyacinths blooming rig...

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