A Good Pair

“A Good Pair”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Gardening experts are always encouraging us to place together plants with similar needs when it comes to water, light, etc. One pairing in my garden that wasn’t planned but worked out well, is based on time of bloom. In late winter/early spring the forsythia and quince start blooming. The forsythia started a little over a week ago and the quince quickly followed.



Both of these shrubs were put in the first spring we were in our home. Dear hubby bought them at a local hardware type store. They were quickly planted by two very inexperienced, young homeowners and have pretty much survived on their own. Except for a little watering in the summer, these bushes are pretty much left alone, but every year, as soon as the weather warms up a bit, the flowers pop out.

While I would never have thought to put these two colors together, I certainly do feel the yellow and and the light coral pink look great as a pairing of early spring bloomers.



  1. February 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Jan, that’s beautiful. Funny, with all the room we have here, our forsythia is next to the ‘Crimson and Gold’ quince!

  2. Benieh said,

    February 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    They do make a good pairing … sometimes the accidental, unplanned plantings work out a whole lot better than the ones we spend oodles of time over!

  3. Janet said,

    February 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Love Quince, need to add some to the garden. Today we planted four forsythia. ……love the bright cheery yellow.

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