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Now is the Prime Time for Forced Blooming

The brilliant oranges, reds and rusts of our Morrisons Cove autumn and the blinding show of red from the Christmas poinsettias are long gone, leaving flower lovers in shades of gray.

The greens and whites of spider plants and deep tones of weeping figs help some, but imagine some organics in bright yellows or soft pink and peach shades of dogwood, honeysuckle or flowering quince gracing the kitchen counter or sofa table.

Forced blooming goes back a century or so, about the time normal gardening came into vogue. While busy lifestyles have pushed it off the priority list for many, it is coming b...


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