I’m just back indoors from cutting a few branches of Forsythia to take to some friends this morning. It is a wet wintery morning here, and the buds are still tightly coiled on the branches I’ve cut. But a few days indoors will coax them open and fill the room with springtime perfume.
If you need a breath of spring this morning, when so many across our country are under a winter storm, please enjoy reading this post about our beautiful springtime Forsythia, that I found in the Forest Garden archives.
Have you noticed the shrubs full of tiny yellow flowers just coming into bloom in our gardens?
They are most likely Forsythia. Commonly called by its genus name, Forsythia made its way into the gardens of Europe in the late 18th and early 19th century from Eastern Asia. Found growing in gardens in both Japan and China, and exported to Holland and Great Britain, Forsythia quickly spread from garden to garden on its new continent, and then on to North America.
Absolutely easy to grow, Forsythia , like daffodils, gives us a shot of bold yellow in the garden just as we feel like we can’t stand another day of winter’s greys and browns.
The tiny yellow flowers just burst with the message of spring as…
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