Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ABC Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday February 20, 2013

F is for Forsythia
Forsythia was named for Scottish botanist William Forsyth (1737-1804),
who was a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society.

You know Spring is near when the Forsythia begins to bud.
Last year we had an early Spring (February was very mild).
This year February is more normal (cold!)
Compare photo above (February 19, 2013) to the one below from February 23, 2012.

(February 23, 2012)  What a difference!
Forsythia flowers open in the early Spring before the leaves appear.

The leaves appear a couple of weeks after the blooming begins. (March 6, 2012)
If you want to prune Forsythia, do it as soon as the blooms fade.

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  1. I love forsythia in spring, such lovely colours.

  2. Great to see the yellow leaves - reminds me that Spring isn't too far off! I'll be happy for the warmth!

  3. I'm not familiar with forsythia -- very interesting. What a pretty flower. Something to look forward to when spring arrives.

  4. These are such a pretty flower, we have many blooming in the area, a real harbinger of Spring! So lovely.

  5. Forsythia always brightens up the garden in spring. Useful to have pictures from the same time but different years. Really good reminders of how the weather can affect flowering plants.

  6. Lovely photos and you're right, it is much colder this winter and things further behind than last year. I don't know about you, but I can hardly wait until the forsythia bloom. I love them because they are the first burst of color along with the daffodils. I planted more bushes last year and I'm looking forward to seeing them all yellow.

  7. I haven't noticed the temperature as much as all the rain we've had this winter. I'm definitely ready for some spring color.

  8. Love the bright pops of yellow they give so early in the spring...

  9. I love forsythia, I have one in our yard.

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  10. I haven't seen this flower before. Love the colour.

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  11. Mine have bloomed. Everything is out of whack this year.


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