It’s that time of year — time to watch for the blooming of the forsythia as it heralds in the gardening season for me and a time to remember…

3 thoughts on “FORSYTHIA, ROSES & LIFE

  1. It is still too cold where I am to have the forsythia bloom. I have made cuttings from the original ones I got from the Arbor Day Foundation. It gets a bit dry here in summer, but they survive with heavy mulch. I am sorry to hear your father passed away. I actually do have a forsythia planted here in my mother-in-law’s memory.

    Oddly enough, our daffodils formed buds before Christmas, and stayed in a sort of stasis until February.

    1. We are having such an unusual year here too… we may not be able to count on the forsythia as we have in the past. One day super warm and the next day is could plummet! Yikes, what will this growing season bring! Always an adventure!

  2. The forsythia seems like a scout that tells the others it’s safe to come out but not this year. We have a few daffodils in bloom, the camellias are ready but the forsythia seems confused. Last week we had 72 deg. several days & 27 deg. & frost this morning. Thank you for the tender story about your Father, it brought back memories of my Dad’s last night & his last words to me. It will be 20 yrs. this April 8.
    Good luck this spring, Joe

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