In A Vase On Monday – Forsythia

img_7091I finally cut some forsythia for forcing and they came out beautifully. Along with a butter-colored primrose that I picked up at the market, I have a little pocket of spring amidst the stormy winter weather we’ve been having lately.

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93 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Forsythia

  1. Kate Houck says:

    Beautiful. What a delight to see that bright yellow color while buried under snow 🙂

  2. Joanne says:

    Yellow is such a happy colour and your floral displays always make my heart sing, Eliza. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  3. There’s always a beautiful energy in Yellow! ⭐️⭐️🌟🍋💛

  4. Christina says:

    So many spring flowers are yellow and they just shout HAPPY, Your table arrangement must be giving you so much pleasure.

  5. jenanita01 says:

    What a lovely reminder that Spring is just around the corner…

  6. Chloris says:

    Lovely, a real bit of sunshine. When did you cut it?

  7. Anca Tîrcă says:

    So beautiful, Eliza! I love this fresh spring yellow!

  8. Rita Pichette says:

    Oh, so hopeful this morning after getting a foot of snow overnight!

  9. Pretty! Yellow says spring better than any other color.

  10. Alice Pratt says:

    Certainly makes for a happy smile!

  11. Brenda says:

    How sweet to have amidst all the white outside! I’m not a huge fan of forsythia on the bush, but I love it when it’s forced inside. Hope you are weathering the storm.

  12. So beautiful Eliza! Forsynthia is one of my favorites because it’s yellow blossoms are so cheery. Enjoy yor floral sunshine! Blessings, sarah

  13. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh, forsythia! So bright and vibrant.

  14. I love your “pocket of spring” 🙂

  15. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Such a happy golden ray of sunshine on a winter day! Spring grows closer every day.

  16. Cathy says:

    Yes, A vase of forsythia in the house is often so much nicer (in my opinion) than the straggly and woody bushes you often see in people’s gardens. Definitely suggests spring is not too far away…

  17. Kathy Sturr says:

    LOVE! I thought my forsythia was a goner but before I could cut her to the ground, a few shoots shot up and leafed out. We’ll see what state she’s in when I return to the North Country. I have to say I am enjoying peach blossoms right now Eliza and have just ordered some fertilizer for this “mini grove” I’ve inherited. I am sure it will be pure joy once I get the hang of it! Cheers to you.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kathy. Ooh, peach blossoms are delicate and lovely. But you probably aren’t there to enjoy the fruit. Lucky neighbors or squirrels. 😉 How’s the house coming?

      • Kathy Sturr says:

        There ARE little fuzzy peaches Eliza and I think I’ll be here long enough to taste. I just ordered some fertilizer (organic of course) but I think I should have fertilized sooner. It’s definitely a learning curve. The house is more “organized.” We are taking a slight reprieve to rest up. I just love this little house. Thanks for asking!

  18. Hannah says:

    Yellow flowers are always so cheery, like rays of sunshine! Very warming in the bleak winter here.

  19. No color says Spring like yellow.

  20. AlisonC says:

    Ah we all need that to keep our spirits up. It’s so cheerful. Did you just cut it in bud and bring it in?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Alison. Yes, forsythia has a short dormancy requirement, so is easy to force once past January. It only took about a week after bringing it inside (I put it on top of the fridge to speed it along, as it is warmer by the ceiling).

  21. Kris P says:

    What a bright spot of color for a wintery day! I do love yellow.

  22. Absolutely stunning! I love the flowers, the setting and the way you have photographed them – I want to jump into that chair and spend an hour reading and enjoying the lovely blooms.

  23. Cathy says:

    Lovely and cheerful Eliza! 🙂

  24. dorannrule says:

    Clear skies today and your forsythia adds to my sunny mood. Thanks! 😊

  25. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Oh wow you have forsythia all ready? You are way ahead of us here. Still with a bit of snow on the ground and some days warm yes but it does not stay long. The Grackles have returned and Robins will be next with last Saturday morning filled with Spring bird song. It won’t be long now, Eliza!! We didn’t have much of a winter, not that I’m complaining, and oh yes how I look forward to Spring. Thank you for the bit of Spring you gave to me today!! 🙂 ❤

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy. Of course, outside our weather is as wintry as yours (we’ve been getting quite a bit of snow, but we need the moisture as last year was so dry). You can cut forsythia branches to bring inside to force. They’ll bloom quickly, in about a week. If you have any, I’d recommend trying it. It is very satisfying!

      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        I did not know that. I have a pussy willow tree that I think I might force. But wait! Sighs. Not able to do that either because my cats will chew on the branch. Ach! Tis the life of me! 😆

  26. rickii says:

    Facebook keeps doing these glances back where I see flowers this time of year. Not THIS year…so thanks for that ray of sunshine.

  27. Radiant pause for February!

  28. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you for the early Spring vase Eliza. What a great idea to bring some sunshine indoors! ☀️

  29. What a lovely arrangement especially during this stormy season. 🙂

  30. arlingwoman says:

    Ah, this is no doubt just exactly what you need with what I’ve heard you have up there. You’ve reminded me to go look for some cuttings of forsythia…I’ve been peering at the cut flowers in the store and stopping myself each week. It’s a beautiful vase.

  31. Forcing forsythia is one of those wonderful parts of winter as spring gets near. I’ll have to drop by my parents’ house and get some of theirs (as my yard remains in need of its own bush).

  32. MK says:

    I just love that blast of bright yellow. Fantastic!

  33. Trail Walker says:

    Love forsythia! It is a touchstone for my early years in my childhood home. As such, it always makes me happy. Thanks for sharing yours.

  34. What a delight these spring-y yellows are, Eliza. Beautiful!

  35. Maria F. says:

    Flowers I’ve yet to know. Did you know I’m in Florida now? I got the Hyacinths here, but not the Daffodils, at least not yet. I got a forced Hyacinth bulb which I bought in water. Most people throw them away, but I put mine in soil right after in bloomed, I read this could increase the possibility of saving the bulb.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      You may be able to get it to come again by 1) digging it up when it goes dormant 2) putting it in the fridge (it needs a cold period) until the weather cools off again in Nov./Dec. and plant it again. Now you can see why folks throw them out! 😀

  36. Wonderful winter therapy!

  37. I thought your spring was so far ahead of ours until I read you forced these. I didn’t know you could do that! I’ll be looking for some to cut now!

  38. neihtn2012 says:

    This is a great idea, forcing forsythia! Thank you for reminding me to do it this year. 🙂

  39. You nailed this photo…it looks like something from a home and garden magazine spread! Gorgeous, especially with that light coming in.

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