Do you have a forsythia bush or two?
Are you tired of winter?
Do you have a brown thumb?
Would you like a fabulous floral arrangement for free?
Goooooood. You are in the right place!
Go outside and cut some branches off of your bush.
Split the bottom of the stems, so the branches can take up extra water. Use a knife or pruners.
Fill a vase with water, and plunk your stems in.
Now wait a week or two (changing and adding water as needed), and suddenly you will have a spectacular vase of bright yellow flowers.
I am patiently waiting for mine to bloom. Right now the buds are starting to swell, and it will probably start to bloom in about a week.
I love forsythia because it is the first big color that spring brings. And I also love it left untrimmed - it is so exuberant! Forsythia left is it's natural growth pattern looks like crazy yellow fireworks, and that is a very good thing. Please don't trim yours into tidy little boxes or spheres. Please?
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