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


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!!!!