Yellow Blooms, Late February

forced forsythia blooms


Nine days after I brought forsythia branches indoors I found the first three flowers opening. By today—day eleven—the whole arrangement is showing off. Through the yellow tinged branches I can see a red cardinal flitting around in the falling snow. Two thirds of the primary color group is making an appearance on a late February day.


forced forsythia blooms


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February 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I can just picture that red bird flitting past the view of these bright yellow flowers…what a terrific image for this winter day!

February 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

So beautiful and cheery! Thanks for sharing!

February 25, 2013 at 12:30 am

I agree with Cindy, great visual and love the forced branches. I want to try this

February 25, 2013 at 12:32 am

February 25, 2013 at 2:57 am

How utterly delightful. I wonder if the same method works for witch hazel?

Kate Georgereply
February 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Lovely. I wish I had a cardinal here. I never get the bird food out early enough to attract them…

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