Enjoy the beautiful blooms of our flowering trees and shrubs early by forcing them in the home. These flowers can last anywhere for up to three weeks. You can force crabapples, apples, lilac, forsythia. If your shrubs naturally bloom in the early spring, then you have an opportunity to force them to bloom indoors.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.