How to Make Branches Bloom

Bring spring blooms inside by forcing the trimmings of your fruit trees to blossom. A week indoors is all they need to bloom.


  • Fruit tree trimmings (pictured: peach)
  • Garden clippers
  • Small water-filled vase


  1. Trim fruit tree branches as desired for spring pruning.
  2. Cut the trimmings into smaller sticks and place in a small water-filled vase.
  3. Bring vase indoors and after about a week, little blossoms will begin to appear!

Gardening tip: peach branches aren’t the only types that can be forced indoors – try cherry or apple tree trimmings too!

Photography by Heather Kinkel.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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