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Forcing Spring…

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February 10, 2015 by Terry

The other day I went out to the trees behind our home looking for some fresh branches to fill a vase I had.   Actually, it was an apothecary jar and the ornate top had been broken.  Instead of throwing the whole thing out, I decided to turn the base into a vase.

I wrapped twine around the top and bottom about an inch or so wide and called it good!

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Anyhow… when I was looking for just the right branches to cut, I noticed one small bush actually had buds on some of it’s branches!  Wow!  Buds already in the beginning of February???  It’s been -25!

Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 191So I decided to force spring…

I cut a few to bring in the house and warm up with the hopes of tricking these branches into thinking it was time to leaf out.

… and it is working! :0)

Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 203A few days ago these were small tight little buds and now they are opening up.  It’s been snowing off and on for the last week and yet we have spring in our living room.

Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 207Slpi covered antique chair,desk redo, spring buds 208It has been such a long winter and I am excited to see a little green.  I can’t wait until the whole bundle of branches is in full bloom with fresh green leaves.

It’s been too cold to paint lately and sadly, my garage is not heated.  So what is a girl to do while waiting for warmer weather?

Hint…

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That’s all I’m going to share for now…  All I have to say is, it’s really pretty!

Happy Wednesday!

Smiles!

Terry

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2 thoughts on “Forcing Spring…

  1. You are crazy good! You PLEATED the chair??? Come on! Love the twigs. Simple but pretty

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    • Oh yes I d i d ! :0) Stop by tomorrow to see all the pretty!
      OH YAH…Hey… you… miss “S”!! … Yah…I found out your name little miss mystery :0)!!! I won’t say it because you a r e mysterious (wink wink) but I think it was mentioned when you were featured on another website… really nice work by the way!! Love it!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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