Are you longing for flowers during winter’s dark days? Try forcing flowering tree branches to bloom indoors.
Cut branches from spring-flowering trees such as forsythia, dogwood, and crabapple and place them in container of warm water for an hour to bring them out of dormancy. Then re-cut their stems to enhance their water absorption and arrange them in a vase which has warm water in it with a drop of bleach added. Set the vase in a sunny window and before you know it, Alakazam, flowers appear!