This is an easy and inexpensive way to enjoy a big, elegant display in the depths of winter.
Why wait to enjoy them?
Look closely at the branches on fruit trees and quince bushes and you will see sweet little buds ready to open into delicate blossoms. In this photo are quince branches and buds. Other fruit branches which work well are cherry, apple, crab apple and pear.
Here’s how to do it: First of all, find a source (this can be the most difficult step). Quince bushes grow very big in a couple of years, but need a lot of space. Check with neighbors, watch to see what people are pruning, keep your eyes sharp on nature walks.
Cut the branches at an angle, this provides more surface for the branches to drink.
Carry on, old man winter, inside, spring has sprung!