Forsythia in Bloom!

It’s early, but the forsythia is in bloom already.  This yellow deciduous shrub is a great early bloomer, with bright yellow flowers.  It also functions as a living trellis for my ‘Polish Spirit’ purple clematis, which blooms in the summer when the forsythia is out of bloom.

Its partner in this picture is a flowering viburnum shrub, an evergreen one that has a very long season of bloom, and is a great winter food source for hummingbirds.

Is your forsythia in bloom?  What else do you grow with it–leave me a message in the comments.

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2 Comments

  1. kentonroad said,

    April 21, 2010 at 2:43 am

    I was out with my camera today and took this photo of some forsythia: http://kentonroad.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/forsythia/attachment/20100420/

  2. minervasgardenwriter said,

    April 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Hey Kentonroad–that forsythia pictured is loaded with blooms, isn’t it!! Lovely.


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