This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
(Concluded from page 102.)
Deutzia gracilis is a most excellent small shrub for winter forcing. Early in November plant it in an eight-inch pot, and plunge the pot down to the brim in the garden, where it should remain until the beginning of January; from thence it should be taken up to the cellar for a few weeks, and then removed to a room where the temperature is between 55° and 65° Fah. By the end of February the little shrub will be covered with its charming white flowers. In the same way the Syringa chinensis and the Spiraea Billardii may be treated. Helleborus niger is also a good winter bloomer; its large, white flowers are very effective.