African Garden + [shrubs]

Force-ythia

Tired of winter, I decided I needed some flowers, some color, to give me a lift. So I cut some Forsythia branches to force into bloom in the house. A total no-brainer here: I cut the branches, brought them inside, stuffed them in a vase and added water. One week and several water changes later and voila: oodles of color. This photo has not been photoshopped.

I just put a piece of very bright pink poster board behind the vase. Now that's just what I needed.