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Forsythia

forsythia

Among the old shrubs left on the property when the house was built were two enormous, overgrown forsythias.  I had them pruned down to the ground; what you see is one year's growth.  Quite fantastic!

forsythia

The forsythia have bloomed in 2000 in fine fashion!  The one below is a slower growing variety with heavily toothed, smallish leaves.  The one below that is a very fast growing variety with large, lightly toothed leaves.  This particular shrub can easily grow eight feet in one season!

2000 forsythia

2000 forsythia

It's spring, 2001, and the forsythia are putting on an incredible show!

2001 forsythia

2001 forsythia

2001 forsythia

2001 forsythia

2001 forsythia

I had the forsythia cut back severely last spring after they bloomed.  The had good growth during the summer and fall, and are putting on a show in early spring, 2002.

2002 forsythia

2002 forsythia

It's the first week of April, 2003, and the forsythia have bloomed into beautiful fountains of yellow that glow in the midafternoon sun.

2003 Forsythia

2003 Forsythia

Even a surprise spring snowstorm couldn't keep them down -- here they are in full bloom.

2003 Forsythia

2003 Forsythia

The forsythia are like clockwork -- the first week of April, 2004, and they've begun to bloom.

2004 Forsythia

2004 Forsythia

2004 Forsythia

2004 Forsythia

2004 Forsythia

2004 Forsythia

After the miserable winter of 2004-2005, it should have been no surprise that the forsythia were late. They have just bloomed toward the end of the second week of April, 2005.

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

2005 Forsythia

The first week of April 2006 has the Forsythia in full bloom.  Once the bloom is spent, these will be heavily pruned to renew them for the next few years.

2006 Forsythia

2006 Forsythia

2006 Forsythia

2006 Forsythia

2006 Forsythia

2006 Forsythia

After the forsythia had bloomed, during the second week of June I had the landscaper cut them down to the ground in order to renew them.  Here it is just one month later and look!  First is the slower-growing variety.

2006 Forsythia

And here's the more quickly-growing variety.

2006 Forsythia

By the end of July, the forsythia had really started to take off!  Here they are, the faster-growing variety first.

2006 Forsythai

2006 Forsythia

It's April 2007 and after last year's hard pruning, these are all the forsythia blossoms we have this year.  Wait till next year!

2007 forsythia

Early April 2008 bring the bloom of the rejuvenated Forsythia.

2008 forsythia

2008 forsythia

2008 forsythia

2008 forsythia

2008 forsythia

2008 forsythia

2008 forsythia

2008 forsythia

The forsythia bloomed beautifully in Spring, 2009.

2009 forsythia

2009 forsythia

2009 forsythia

2009 forsythia

2009 forsythia

2009 forsythia

2009 forsythia

2009 forsythia

The forsythia have begun to bloom in early Spring 2010.  Fortunately, they were not affected by the tree falling in the side-yard garden and have put on a spectacular display!

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

2010 forsythia

One of the signs that Spring has arrived is the bloom of the forsythia.  This year, that took place in the first few days of April 2011.

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

2011 forsythia

Mid-March 2012 brings the first blooms on the forsythia, early this year.

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia

2012 forsythia



Last Updated: 04 Feb 2013

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