FORSYTHIA IN BLOOM – Marilyn Armstrong

Forsythia in Bloom – FOTD – 04/16/2019

Finally, something bloomed. Forsythia, always the first flower of spring (not counting crocus). Oddly, our enormous forsythia hedge in the backyard which we cut down last year doesn’t look like it is planning to bloom this year at all. But I had to cut it down. It was huge and taking up half the yard.

It stopped raining briefly, so I went out and took a few pictures. The Brown-headed Cowbirds are just a little added extra.

Forsythia by the fence
More forsythia
A lady of the Brown-headed Cowbird persuasion
Along the fence, it is flowering

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

14 thoughts on “FORSYTHIA IN BLOOM – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. This is the first time our hedge in the back hasn’t bloomed. It’s huge, but we cut it back a lot over the summer, so maybe it’s mad us. But yes, it IS the first real sign of spring. The crocus is really winter.

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      1. I hope the weather perks up for you soon. I suppose the April showers have to work their way through in the best tradition. Luckily, we’re in for some nice, almost warm weather over the next few days while we’re in Yorkshire. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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    1. The big one we cut back barely has any leaves. I hope we didn’t cut it back too much. But it really needed it. It was like 10 feet tall and at least that wide. The backyard was vanishing. And it didn’t bloom very much either. I think when they are that overgrown, they don’t blossom much.

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