When it’s cold and bleak outside, a bit of spring color and fragrance can make a big difference in your mood. If you want spring blooms even in the dead of winter, you can have them inside your home. Here’s how to imitate nature, coaxing out those spring blossoms indoors, no matter what it looks like outside.
1. What You’ll Need
Grab a bucket, some citrus-flavored soda (like Sprite) or antiseptic mouthwash (such as Listerine), your pruning sheers, and finally a vase and some water. Put 4″ of water in your bucket and add 2 tablespoons of the soda. This will actually inhibit bacteria growth and give the branches some nutrients. Now go outside on a warmer winter day, when the sun is out and the temperature is above freezing. Check out the dormant nodules on your favorite shrubs and flowers. These are what you’ll see blooming before long!