Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gardening A to Z: F is for Forsythia

I never really was a big fan of forsythia bushes. I don't know why. I remember having them while I was growing up. They just never did anything for me. But this year is different. I think I am noticing them a bit more this year because they remind me of my dad. He was always so happy to see them bloom and always had a bush in his yard. With the unseasonably warm temperatures, the forsythia bushes burst into bloom earlier than usual. It was a taunt that spring was just around the corner. Of course, last night there was a bit of snow and it is really cold. It doesn't feel like spring at all. But those forsythia bushes seem to hold a promise that warmer weather and sunny days will soon be here.


  1. They look pretty, and it is always good to have a memory attached to it.

    Good luck with the challenge!

    Dianna Fielding

  2. I'm not a huge fan of forsythia either. My neighbor has a large bush that hangs over onto our driveway. We have to duck under it if we pull the car up too far. But the vibrant yellow is a wonderful portent of spring.

  3. are you still blogging from A to Z with us? We're on M right now.

    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    1. I am! I fell behind this week because I got sick and slept for a few days. I have all of the rest of my titles written down and am playing catch up this weekend!