You can force tree cuttings to bloom! Am I the only person who didn't know this? I put these twigs in my paper whites to help them stay straight, and was so surprised when they budded. So when the paper whites died (frowny) I threw the twigs in water and sure enough, they bloomed this week.
They make me so happy. Next year, I'm collecting cuttings for this purpose alone.
I hope you all have a relaxing and inspiring weekend!