My Forsythia Bushes Are Blooming

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@marlina (71208)
Canada
April 22, 2016 9:20am CST
My forstythia bushes are blooming right now, just starting and it is such a delight to see after a long, long winter. I am enclosing a photo of one of them just starting to fill up. We had rain during the night and it completely changed the look of the backyard. I can almost see 40 shades of green and a lot more buds than yesterday. Hard to believe how beneficial a light and steady rain can do. Did you notice a lot of changes in your garden since last night?
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@CRK109 (14421)
• United States
22 Apr 16
Forsythia bushes have been in bloom for about a week now already here. They are so pretty! :)
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
22 Apr 16
You must live in a warmer area than here then.
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@CRK109 (14421)
• United States
22 Apr 16
@marlina I'm not sure where in Canada you are, but you're still north of me, so that's probably true. I'm one hour south of Boston. So while I'm not in a warm climate per se, our spring has been very warm so far. :)
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
22 Apr 16
@CRK109 I am in the greater Toronto area.
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• United States
22 Apr 16
My gardens are still struggling to push out the green. I loved watching the forsythia bush that grew on my lady's property come to bloom. I would pick bunches of it to place in a vase for her. She loved it.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
22 Apr 16
So nice of you to do this for your lady.
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• United States
22 Apr 16
@marlina she passed away in December. Saddened me a little to see your pic. Brought back a good memory though.
• United States
22 Apr 16
Ours changed weeks ago. We're in summer mode.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Summer mood will probably be here in 2 weeks.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
@marlina Time to gear up for the heat!
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill Well, I don't want the "big heat", too hard to handle!
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Apr 16
Haven't been out so wouldn't know of any changes. We have a lot of Forsythia here so it is probably lovely out.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Not out? Are you sick?
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 16
@marlina ....Yes, indeed. Social anxiety and I don't like people.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
@celticeagle Sorry to read about that.
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@fishtiger58 (30380)
• Momence, Illinois
22 Apr 16
I have noticed in the last few days they are also starting to bloom here as well. So very pretty love all that yellow.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
That yellow bush makes me happy.
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@fishtiger58 (30380)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Apr 16
@marlina I can see why. Forsythia are usually the first thing that blooms around here
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@AnneEJ (5026)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
22 Apr 16
Beautiful. Years ago I read a book about a lady who called her forstythia "April Gold". The sure do add a lot of colour at this time. I haven't seen any out here yet, but notice the grass is getting really green.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
22 Apr 16
"April Gold" is an excellent name for it.
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@AnneEJ (5026)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
22 Apr 16
@marlina That was the title of a Grace Livingstone Hill Book. I have almost all of her books.
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• United States
22 Apr 16
Aren't those leaves? If so, do Canadians use the term "blooming" when referring to leaves? We use it for blossoms. We say, leafing out, when talking about leaves.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
22 Apr 16
They will open up to leaves. English is not my first language and I guess I used the wrong term here.
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• United States
22 Apr 16
@marlina That's okay. It is also a possibility that it is used this way where you live. Language is regional.
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@BelleStarr (36950)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Apr 16
I am not seeing much blooming yet except violets in my yard.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
I haven't seen any violets yet around here.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
23 Apr 16
Most plants flowers here are past the peak of blooming,but must admit there is nothing like opening the window in the morning in spring to see all the lovely colours
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
I agree with you , nothing like it.
@Juliaacv (28830)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Your bush has a lot of colour in it, I like it. I noticed a big change early last week, I think it was due to the warmth we had last weekend. The buds on the trees have burst open, our many different small bushes in the yard have buds on them where there weren't a week ago, and some have opened. Such a beautiful time to enjoy a garden isn't it?
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
To me, Spring is a wonderful time, the best of the year! Enjoy your garden.
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@gudheart (12758)
23 Apr 16
I noticed a few white flowers blossoming in my garden yesterday which was a nice sight.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Do you know the name of the flowers?
@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Apr 16
I'm starting to see buds again. I'm glad the forsythia is blooming.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
I am glad too, as it is my favorite Spring bush.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Apr 16
That is a very pretty bush. Plants benefit so much more from rain than from a hose or watering can. Maybe the water is aerated more but something has to be different.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Maybe it's because there is more of it when it rains than a sprinkling of the hose.
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@sugartoes (39172)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Apr 16
mine have done bloomed & now just leaves
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Too bad that the leaves are already there, the flowers are so pretty.
@DianneN (73933)
• United States
22 Apr 16
Ours are past their peak, but still have some flowers left. Pretty pic!
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Thanks, yes very pretty.
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@Corbin5 (99600)
• United States
22 Apr 16
How pretty that bush happens to be! We have a lot of things blooming all over the place. So lovely!
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Time for blossoming!
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
22 Apr 16
I don't have anything in my garden right now but when I was out with my daughter yesterday at the eye doctor they have beautiful shrubs that were all bloomed a beautiful pink flower.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
22 Apr 16
I love Spring bushes.
• United States
22 Apr 16
I love when forsythia bushes bloom...they just look so pretty
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
22 Apr 16
Prettiest thing around.
@jaboUK (53413)
• United Kingdom
22 Apr 16
Forsythia is a lovely sight at this time of year, isn't it? I have my flower beds prepared, but nothing in them yet.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Best time of the year!
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@amadeo (61398)
• United States
22 Apr 16
Not yet.Still too early here
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
I'm surprised!