With the temps staying pretty cool — frost on the front yard this morning! — the only place you’ll find apple blossoms is indoors, such as these that I forced. A couple of weeks ago, I trimmed some stray branches off our Haralson apple tree. They had nice buds, so rather than composting them or tossing them, I put them in water and set them on the kitchen table. The buds began blooming yesterday. Forcing branches is so easy, and it makes it seem as if spring is a little further along than it is.