Posted February 4, 2009 by Racquel in Ornamental Shrubs/Trees, Wordless Wednesday. 18 Comments
Posted by greenwalks on February 4, 2009 at 12:49 am
Hooray, spring can’t be too far around the corner now! We had a forsythia right by our front door in the old house. Loved to see its cheery blossoms every winter. Is this the once you were forcing inside?
Well it feels like winter here still but these branches I brought inside give me that nice spring feeling! 🙂 The one outside has buds but isn’t ready to bloom quite yet.
Posted by Chandramouli.S on February 4, 2009 at 3:33 am
Nice pic, though blurry. Is that a bee there? The black ball-like thing?
Thanks Chandramouli, sorry it is a bit blurry from me enlarging it. These are the branches I brought inside to force. Nope that is actually the doorknob in the background, lol. 🙂
Posted by Darla on February 4, 2009 at 6:33 am
I’m guessing this is the one you started from a clipping? Great job!!
Yes ma’am it is! Thank you Darla! 🙂
Posted by Linda at Meadowview Thymes on February 4, 2009 at 7:45 am
Is this the one you forced inside? I can’t wait for all the early spring vines to start blooming. Such a sure sign spring is on the way.
Yes all the branches I brought inside to force are in full bloom now. 🙂 It really gives a spring feeling indoors even though it very chilly here today and we’re getting some snowflakes.
Posted by Cameron (Defining Your Home Garden) on February 4, 2009 at 7:47 am
Great photo of your forsythia!
Thank you Cameron! 🙂
Posted by Janet on February 4, 2009 at 8:10 am
Nice! Next will be our Bridal Wreath Spirea! or….? Spring is like popcorn..one bud, then another, then another…. 🙂
Thanks Janet. Those Bridal Wreath Spireas are glorious when they are in bloom. That is a great description of spring!
Posted by tina on February 4, 2009 at 8:14 am
That is exactly what Forsythia say to me! 🙂
Posted by Susie on February 4, 2009 at 9:19 am
So nice to see blooms in the house!
Between these and the Paperwhites it really is making the house pleasant for the winter! 🙂
Posted by Kathleen on February 4, 2009 at 11:33 am
cool photo effect Racquel. I need to get some branches for forcing too. I’m sure yours have brightened up the winter days.
Thanks Kathleen! They really do brighten up the kitchen with their cheery blooms!
Posted by skeeter on February 4, 2009 at 12:50 pm
Ours is blooming also! Come on spring!
Yay spring! These are blooming indoors for me right now Skeeter. 🙂
Posted by Gail on February 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm
I love forsythia’s golden flowers! I know you are glad you brought them inside to bloom their hearts out. gail
Me too Gail and I am so glad I gave this a try. They are really brightening up the kitchen table right now! 🙂
Posted by OhioMom on February 4, 2009 at 4:25 pm
How wonderful to see a bloom, snowing here (again) and 14 degrees … brrrrrrrrr!
Thanks Mom, and yes I saw your weather on the news this morning. Brrrrrrr is right! 🙂
Posted by fairegarden on February 4, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Hi Racquel, hooray, spring!
Thanks Frances! 🙂
Posted by Sue on February 4, 2009 at 8:50 pm
It won’t be long! I like the frosty stuff on the edge. Was that there, or did you put it there on a program?
It’s getting closer & closer Sue! Thanks actually it was my photo program that puts that frosty frame on it. 🙂
Posted by Jan(ThanksFor2Day) on February 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm
Nice spring forsythia you’ve got there, Racquel! I’m afraid to cut any of my branches off, because most of them need to stay on the bush! A couple of years ago, we had someone rake our yard and gardens, and cut back dead weeds, etc. Well, he cut back my forsythia, I was very unhappy:( Maybe I’ll just snip off 1 or 2….!
Very nice photo too!
Thanks Jan. I took advantage of the need to give this large shrub a neat trim and brought the trimming inside. 🙂 You can always cut back any that are out of bounds…
Posted by flowergardengirl on February 5, 2009 at 12:12 am
It is a powerful little shrub and one of my favorites! I like the white edging around the photo.
Thanks Anna! 🙂
Posted by linda on February 5, 2009 at 10:45 am
Just lovely Racquel! I added a forsythia last spring but alas, put it in a spot that was too wet and killed it. This spring I’ll try again with a new one in a better spot. Nothing says Spring like forsythias, and forcing branches inside is such a lovely spring preview.
Thanks Linda, that’s a shame about your Forsythia last year. I wish you well with the new one! Yep their bright yellow blooms definitely scream Spring! 🙂
Posted by Rose on February 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm
Is this blooming outside, Racquel?? I love all your signs of spring; I know yesterday’s post was from past springs, but it won’t be long before you will have those blooms again. You’ve given another good reason for sharing plants with others–you can always get another start if something happens to your original plant:)
Nope these are the branches I brought in a few weeks ago. Thanks Rose, can you tell I’m itching for spring to get here already??? 😉 Yep I am so glad I shared some of those Irises with my neighbor now.
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