Especially the Yellow Bush, but what else could it do with a name like that?! I guess we could call it by its formal name, Forsythia, but that wouldn't make it turn purple or blue or pink. It turns the color it's supposed to, which is why the nickname is so fitting. Don't you just love things you can count on?
Me too. And let me show you the other dependable yellow blooms in my yard:
But I did snap a few shots of some especially pretty blooms...
Forsythia roots itself so easily that I have to divide and transplant it every year. I could just toss the new shoots in the compost pile, but I think the shrub is so pretty that I just can't bring myself to destroy the little starts. They grow so fast and they're very hardy, so I tuck them in spots where other plants have previously struggled. They're a great "filler" shrub for my garden, and it's always fun to see the sunny clusters dotting my garden every Spring.
But honestly the best performance takes place beneath the Forsythia...
Van Sions are an ancient double daffodil, having first been documented in the year 1620. These particular bulbs bloomed for close to a hundred years on my great-granny's homestead before coming to grace my garden. I dug them from beneath the old walnut tree before her property sold a few years back.
Now you know why the neighbors think I'm nuts.
But there really is something to all that "enjoying the work of your hands" business. I just happen to take it to the next level every now and then!!