Friday, March 13, 2020

More-sythia

As promised, here is another photo of our forsythia in bloom. Thursday morning was overcast with some light mist coming down, but I decided to take the camera out anyway. I think this is the peak for the forsythia bush.

I want to trim this back after the flowers are gone. I do that every few years.

We're a few degrees above freezing this morning. The days are mild, though. Our high temperatures are hitting 15ºC (around 60ºF) and slightly above, and that's the trend for the next few days. Spring is springing. But we need to watch for April frosts and freezes.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The only thing I miss about living in Canada is the spring flowers. It’s too hot for them in Florida.

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  2. Stunning. So glad and not surprised that you let your forsythia express itself and don’t trim it into a controlled shape before or as it blooms. This photo brightens my day.

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  3. Beautiful! About how old is this forsythia? We have one that we planted 2 years ago and it's about 1/3 this size. I can't wait for ours to get this size.

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  4. Neither you nor Ken has mentioned the CaronaVirus. Do you have any cases in your area?

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  5. I Googled about Forsythia vs Broom plant the other day, to see if they were maybe the same thing, because (from pictures), they look the same. I found that they are very close, but the Broom variety is considered an invasive version, whereas the Forsythia is not.
    We always had Forsythia, growing up, but back when I was young, I paid zero attention to when things bloomed, or anything much about planting or gardening.

    p.s. I'm posting this using Safari, on my Mac desktop, to see if comments work, since Ken has changed his to pop-up style, so I can't experiment there :)
    Judy

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  6. Commenting from my iPad, using Chrome, so Ken can see whether or not it works.
    Judy

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    1. My comment using Safari and my iPad, did not go through here, just FYI.
      Judy

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    2. Thanks Judy. Can you try unblocking third-party cookies in the Safari browser settings? That option, allowing those cookies, is enabled in Chrome and that doesn't seem to cause problems.

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  7. They are two different families. Brom is in the Pea family abd Forsythia in the Olive family.

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  8. bettyann, but don't you have flowers all year long?

    mitch, I kind of wanted it to look like a fountain, and it kind of does. But I do have to trim it back now and then so I can get the lawnmower around it. ;)

    lori, it was here when we bought the house 17 years ago. It was much smaller then, of course.

    diane, I've not heard of any, but with the zoo attracting people from all over, it's probably only a matter of time.

    judy, I've learned a lot about plants and birds (and even insects) since moving here. And in two languages!

    chm, what's included in the ocotillo family? ;)

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  9. Beautiful! Can't wait till spring in Maine as there are hundreds of forsythias everywhere, but it will be many more weeks before we see them bloom. I have forced some branches inside to get a taste of spring though.

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    1. mark, hey there! Good to hear from you. I see that you have a "new" blog and that you're in Maine now. Cool. I'll have to spend some time and catch up. :)

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