Tag Archives: forsythia

it may be winter outside, but..

I have a bit of spring inside. Every year, sometime in late January, we cut forsythia branches to bring into the house to force the bloom. It usually takes 11-14 days for the blossoms to pop out. Forsythia is easy to force. Cut some branches, put them in a vase of water and wait two […]

a sight for sore eyes

The branches we are forcing are beginning to blossom. They are like a breath of fresh air, especially after a week of snow, sleet, ice, and cold weather. Forsythia Lilac The lilacs probably won’t do anything more than make pretty green buds. But the forsythia should be a burst of yellow in a day or […]

the last of winter, the first of spring

I have a vase of forsythia on my kitchen table. Such a beautiful preview of spring. It’s on its way, even for those of us with freezing weather, snow, winter… Next to the forsythia is the last of our amaryllis blooms. They were at their best while we were in New Orleans last week. Eight […]