It’s one of those years where the calendar may say it’s spring, but the flowers and shrubs in my yard are acting like they missed the memo. The crocuses flashed a little purple and saffron. The tulips pushed their petals through the earth. And then the temperatures dropped again, and the snow fell. And suddenly, all the flowers got a little shy.
Eager to see a little more than tiny green buds, I decided to take matters into my own hands and force the quince that borders our front porch into an early spring. And within a matter of a week or so, I had beautiful pink blossoms in my living room. (more…)