In the past 13 years my Forsythia has bloomed once. It was a happy couple of days..I think it had about a dozen little blooms.
Here it is in the yard..it is that dead looking thing.
The dead looking clump that is to the right and behind the oak with the Cardinal thermometer. The Daylilies are looking good..but that Forsythia just looks dead.
The last time I threatened to rip it from the ground it bloomed. One of my old Professors at NDSU is responsible for the selection of this Forsythia ‘Meadowlark’. I was thrilled to plant one in my yard.
I am less thrilled now.
This one is blooming in town in a parking lot.
It was planted in a berm, it’s roots covered with rock, right out in the full sun. Last Fall someone hacked the tops off of everything that was planted in that parking lot. This spring they are full of blooms.
No one hacked off the top of my Forsythia. Instead of rocks it had some leaves to help keep it’s roots from heaving during the winter.
Of all the shrubs out there in the woody plant world this yellow flowering beauty used to be number one on my list. The first shrub in our area to bloom in the spring! Oh..and the yellow flowers..liquid sunshine no matter what the spring weather throws your way. Oh I love me a Forsythia..just not the one in my yard:(