Inspired By: Forsythia

You know it’s spring round here when the forsythia buds start busting out all over. I’m sad to say that The Beard and I still do not have a single forsythia bush in our yard, but our neighborhood more than makes up for it. The blooms are a cheery yellow that never fails to make me smile, but they’re also impressive above and beyond their mood-improving qualities in that they both produce lactose and can predict the coming of snow! We’ve not achieved true spring weather just yet, if the forsythia bushes are any indication, but lucky for me there are plenty of forsythia-inspired prints, tablescapes, paper goods, and artworks that can stand in for the real thing until things warm up!


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I don’t know about you, but I am *this* close to running out for a forsythia cutting for my yard.

2 Responses to “Inspired By: Forsythia”

  1. Carol April 7, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    If Mr. Carol would let me, I’d plant a hedge of forsythia across the back of our yard where it faces the neighbors. Not much of a sight blocking bush, but oh so glorious for a few weeks in the spring! I alter my route to work around this time of year so I can drive past a house with just this sort of hedge across the front of the property. It makes me smile and gets my day off to a good start.

  2. Christa Terry April 9, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    The forsythia around here keep their flowers for quite a long time – or maybe it just feels that way after 100 weeks of wintertime. There’s a lot of it, too! I’m sometimes tempted to sneak into other people’s yards in the night to divide one for my own yard.