First Forsythia

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

Sunny and cool days means that it is warm enough for the forsythia to start blooming. The first few flowers have just started showing.



It seems funny to see the forsythia, a harbinger of spring, blooming now when so many other plants that usually bloom later than forsythia are starting to show color. A few of the purple azaleas are already showing a few flowers.



All of this before any of the daffodils bloom. I have a feeling that with the milder than normal winter we have had, everything is going to burst into flower all at once instead of there being a progression of blooms. Spring just may come early and be bloomed out in just a week or two.


  1. January 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Jan –

    This is too funny. The forsythia across the road looks like a skeleton. I’m marking the calendar for your first bloom and let you know when I see one around here 🙂 Without really knowing, I’m thinking sometime in April.

    I took advantage of mild weather on Sunday (about 40 deg.) and pruned one of the apple trees. It needed it badly. Now, as the old adage goes, I should be able to ‘throw a cat through the tree in July.’ One down, 3 more to go.

    Enjoy the blooms.
    Dave from Home and Garden 911.

    • Jan said,

      January 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Dave, I can’t believe all the plants that are showing new growth or flower buds. Things that never started this early. This winter has been mild, but this is ridiculous.

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