Sunday, February 17, 2008
Once again, I show that I don’t know what I’m talking about
So after commenting on Kathy’s blog that snowdrops would not be out for a few weeks yet, I went outside to cut some cherry branches for forcing, and what did I find sticking out from one of the snow-covered beds—actually the snow is melting again—but, of course, a snowdrop. It’s still in bud but far-enough developed that many would not hesitate to call it a blooming flower. So much for that.
I have worked with the cherry branches before and had success, but often I just forget to do it. Plus, it’s not like bulb-forcing. Anything I cut off now will not be there to bloom in May, and they are much prettier en masse on the tree than inside. Nonetheless. I will soak them in water overnight and then put them in a vase with a small amount of water, after re-cutting them. That should work.
It is warmer, but what a dreary day to be sure.