From Andre Viette, a method to force branches of flowering trees and shrubs indoors (quince, peach, apple, forsythia, apple, etc)(I've done this with peach and it works!)(above photo: Moonglow pear, it can be forced indoors!)
- Bring the cut branches inside and place them in tall containers filled with warm water (90-110ºF).
- Place a tent of plastic over the branches and the containers and set them in a dimly lit, warm room for 24 hours. The warmth and humidity will encourage the scales covering the flower buds to expand and activate dormant buds.
- Re-cut the ends of the branches at an angle and arrange them in vases filled with fresh water.
- Remember to check the water levels often and top them off if needed.