Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In A Yellow Springtime Scene


This is the very first Forsythia flower
that bloomed in the living room !
I took the photo yesterday, and
one today, with so many
more flowers.
---I am amazed at how well
the project worked and it truly
does bring Spring to mind each
time I glace at them. I used a rubber
head hammer to flatten the ends
really well and that may be a
reason they bloomed even if
they didn't have the best of
light---








3 comments:

sir knowitall said...

Forsythias are popular early spring flowering shrubs in gardens and parks. Two are commonly cultivated for ornament, Forsythia × intermedia and Forsythia suspensa. They are both spring flowering shrubs, with yellow flowers. They are grown and prized for being tough, reliable garden plants. Forsythia × intermedia is the more commonly grown, is smaller, has an upright habit, and produces strongly coloured flowers. Forsythia suspensa is a large to very large shrub, can be grown as a weeping shrub on banks, and has paler flowers. Many named garden cultivars can also be found.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir Knowitall, thanks a bunch for all the info--but have you actually forced blooms? You make no mention of any success there...

scus said...

I also picked some forsythia to force. Mine will be out in a few days and will enjoy a tiny bit of the first of Spring, as you have done. Thanks for the idea!!!!