Forcing Branches to Bloom Indoors

Magnolia blossom in a clear vase

This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. See disclosure page for more information. Forcing branches to bloom indoors is an elegant way to bring spring indoors before winter has officially lost its grip. Essentially, it’s trimming a few branches from flowering shrubs and trees and bringing them indoors. It’s fascinating to see … Read more

Tips for Buying Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother's Day Flowers Yellow Tulips in Vase

If you are planning on buying your mom cut flowers for Mother’s Day, here are some great tips for selecting the freshest available. Cut flowers sometimes get “bad press” that they die quickly, but I honestly have had very few negative experiences. I find that most retailers keep inventory fresh and the flowers last a week or more. Also below are tips for caring for fresh flowers. Pass them along to your mom so that she can enjoy her Mother’s Day flowers to the fullest.