As soon as the needles drop from the Christmas tree and the seed catalogs begin to arrive, we begin to think about the oncoming colors of spring
As the days start to get longer with the passing of the winter solstice, we begin to find some late sunlight available to wander the garden to dream of the things to come.
During these excursions you can keep you eye out for those plants that are ready to have some branches cut and brought indoors to force them into bloom months before they would be in the garden
You can force more than just the traditional forsythia and pussy willows into early bloom. Take a look at this link on the type of material from your garden that can be forced and how to do this.https://www.gardens4everyone.com/forcing-spring-flowers