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…
Even though they don’t rate as high on my list as roses, herbs and hydrangeas, forsythias do have a special place in my heart for several reasons.
REASON #1: Forsythia blooms signal it is time to give my roses their spring trim.
REASON #2: Just when winter is at it’s most dreary and I am ready to scream, out pops these bright, beautiful blooms.
REASON #3: Forsythia can be forced to bloom inside even before it is warm enough to bloom outside. Another late winter perk.
REASON #4 (And, the most special reason): My parents loved forsythia. As most of you know, my dad passed away in January of 2013, and one of his last conversations about his yard was that he was looking forward to seeing the forsythia bloom. That now takes forsythia to another level!
I cut some of Dad’s forsythia in hope that I could force it…
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