Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I cut some forsythia branches today. When the forsythia bush saw me coming, it sighed. It is not a large bush, and is wedged between a fence and an ornamental cherry. Every spring I plunder its small frame for branches. I searched for some branches I hadn't already pruned in other springs. There weren't many. But I found some and cut some branches which were about four feet long.
Inside, I made vertical cuts into the branch ends, to help them soak up water. I put them in my largest vase and put them in the living room, where they will not get direct sun. It was hard to get a picture of them because of their size. In a week or so, these branches will be covered with little yellow flowers.
Next, I am going to try some cherry branches which my son and I will decorate with little wooden Easter ornaments. By Easter, the bare branches will be abloom.
For a beautiful picture and haiku about forsythia, see Grace's blog, A Year in Haiku. Click on the title of this post.