Thursday, March 17, 2011

Popcorn Popping or Forces of Nature?

Seeing this idea in magazines recently I decided to try it myself. 
I cut some branches off of my flowering cherry tree about ten days ago and put them in water.



Not really too attractive at this point.
 You can see that there are lots of buds wanting to burst.
 This is what they look like today.  Doesn't that look like popcorn?


I am sure you have heard of 'the forces of nature'.
I like to call this 'forcing nature'.

Spring is on its way, YIPEE!

12 comments:

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

That is so neat! I must be living under a rock, cause this is the first I've seen of that done indoors. Very pretty!

Healthier And Wealthier said...

I love! I love! Mine are aleady blooming outside! Next week I have a 3 day trip to the Cherry Blossom Festival a few hours away. Can't wait.
Sandra

Laraine said...

I love this idea. I should prune my orange tree and force them to open indoors. I'm going to try it.

Cherie said...

Connie that is really cool - I had no idea you could do that!

tammy said...

I've always wanted to do this! Mmm...orange blossoms would smell so good too. Maybe I'll have to trim the neighbors tree.

Momza said...

ohhhhhhhhh! I love cherry blossoms.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love the way that looks! Wonder if it'd work with forsythia? Mine is being ornery about blooming this spring.

Lene said...

So pretty.

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Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I didn't know you could do that!! That is very pretty :) Feels good to be checking out my friends again in blogland to see what they are up too. A few weeks of catching up lol.

Have a great weekend!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Those are so inspiring, especially since we have had such terrible weather. I think I will do that to. Just for some cheer.

Karen said...

Wow, Connie, I'm gonna try this, too! I liked all the stages. Stopping by for MMOM. blessings, k