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

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cindyricksgers
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 15:21:37

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


  2. aprilrayne
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 20:10:41

    So beautiful and cheery! Thanks for sharing!


  3. newmexicomtngirl
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 00:30:39

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


  4. newmexicomtngirl
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 00:32:39


  5. Rachael
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 02:57:49

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


  6. Kate George
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 12:30:17

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



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