Monday, April 20, 2015

The Forsythia Are Blooming!

Forsythia is among natures earliest Spring bloomers in my garden. They're from the genus of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae (Olive family). The flowers appear on the arching branches of this deciduous shrub before the leaves do. It's vibrant yellow flowers are a welcome sight in early Spring! Mine have been blooming for about a week now. I like cutting bouquets of them to add some of their cheery bright color into my home.

After cutting some Forsythia for a few vases I decided to cut some larger pieces to fill one of my favorite old watering cans. This watering can was a flea market find from a few years ago. I like the beautiful muted color of it. It was love at first sight! As soon as I spotted it, I knew it would be coming home with me!

 Forsythia have bright yellow four petaled flowers which only bloom on old wood. They only last for about two weeks.

I like collecting old bottles, especially ones with writing on them. I often times use them to place a single flower in for display.

I placed a few sprigs of Forsythia in a vintage salt shaker.

Old mason jars make great vases. They just seem to look great with any flower that I add to them!


  1. This is so pretty! Love the forsythia in the watering can! I planted one last year, but it didn't make it...I have to try again!

    1. Thank you, Linda! I have two Forsythia bushes but only one is blooming nice this year. It's kind of funny because last year this one didn't do well & the other one did. For some reason they both don't seem to be able to bloom nicely at the same time! Oh well....maybe some year! ~ Judy

  2. Is it okay if i use this picture of your watering can as a reference photo?