A few days back I pruned our little peach tree so that it will be ready for another harvest this summer, and I had a great idea. A few months ago when I interviewed Tovah Martin, I was looking through her book “A Time To Blossom” and there was a feature about forcing flowering branches to bloom.
As I was picking up the remnants I decided to keep a few back and stick them in a big jar to see how they would do; and lo and behold….they started budding and blooming!
Just a few days of constant warmth and water and the branches began to burst forth with life in the loveliest little pink blossoms! It seemed pretty perfect for an Easter Egg tree, so I bought a little package of papier mache hanging eggs and the kids put them on the branches. It was a pretty easy project and inexpensive too (All I bought were the eggs) and I believe that the concept works with any blooming tree. So you could have an Easter tree from an apple. pear, dogwood, crab apple, redbud….or even a bouquet of several trees, wouldn’t that be something?
Another traditional tree to make an Easter Tree out of is the Pussy Willow, although we do love the fun of watching for blooms to opens. I’ve been told if you put a plant hormone in the water of the branches, the peach branches will even take root! Not sure I’ll go that far, but wouldn’t that be a fun Easter project? You could positively grow your own orchard over time! It’s amazing what life can come from such humble beginnings, isn’t it?
Well, off to start the day and paint!~
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