Bloom in a bottle: quick ideas.
Create a little wonder of your own this season. Clip off one or two early-blooming magnolia buds when the buds are mature but haven't opened. Slide each through the narrow neck of a glass jar. Add a few drops of water to the bottom of the jar, and place it in a spot that receives partial sunlight. Within a day or two, the buds will open. They will shrivel after blooming, making them easy to remove. If you don't have access to magnolias, a small branch of flowering quince or, later in the month, cherry will do the trick.
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|Title Annotation:||Best of the West; magnolia buds|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2004|
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