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Ask a Master Gardener: How to force winter flowers

EARLY SPRING-BLOOMING varieties, such as witch hazel, can be cut and forced earlier in winter than those that bloom later in spring.  Photo by Deborah J. Benoit

Forsythia in February? Impossible, you say? Not so. A vase full of flowers from the garden won’t take much more effort than harvesting some branches to force them to bloom.

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