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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Forsythia

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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emve

My view from the yoga mat this morning. I know it is very un-yogic to let myself get distracted, but there you go. Through the doors at the back you can see the orangery with grow light over my lemon tree.

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columbiariver

You have a nice yoga view mona! #myview The forsythia adds amazing color!

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lesliecole49

Will you plant these if they root?

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emve

I don't think I'll keep these long enough for any rooting to occur, @lesliecole49. They will probably head straight for the grinder once the flowers are over. It's a tough life🤣😜 But when I have taken cuttings of this shrub in the past, I haven't bothered with putting them in water, I've just plunked them directly in soil. I made my very own forsythia hedge for free that way, and now it lights up my driveway every spring.

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emve

@columbiariver, I just noticed my hooded 13 year old is there as well - he really blends in🤣🤣🤣

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columbiariver

No! I don't see him lol!

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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emve

Another bunch giving one last show before starting a new life as compost material at the bottom of my new greenhouse bed. No glazing as of yet, but I have high hopes for this week.

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lesliecole49

Why are you composting them and not planting them?

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emve

@lesliecole49, these are prunings from one of my very many forsythia shrubs (they take easily from cuttings). Normally I wait until after flowering before pruning, but now that I'm in urgent need of compost material to get my greenhouse bed going, all my bushes and trees are in danger of drastic haircuts😱

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lesliecole49

And I asked that same question on the other forsythia picture you posted!

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emve

This just makes me ridiculously happy on a rainy day!

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ShelleySnyder

It would me too!😊💘😍

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jacaranda

Isn’t it just the most uplifting colour, Mona? 💛 @emve

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emve

Yes it is @jacaranda, I absolutely love it!

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emve

For some reason (probably has to do with where it gets more sunlight) all the flowering branches are facing away from the house, so I've never really appreciated just how beautiful it is @ShelleySnyder @jacaranda

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ShelleySnyder

They really are very beautiful!💛💛💘😍

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gjones

That's gorgeous! Love the colour!

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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emve

All the flowering branches hang over the fence, so I don't get to see them at all. Now I do 😁😁😁

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