One of my favorite shrubs is the Forsythia. So very easy to grow. Every year I like to add to a few shrubs to our bright yellow forsythia bank. (Building on what I already have truly creates more impact.) I plant them in full sun, a couple of feet apart. Within 3 years or so, they really fill in the landscape. They’ve become a beautiful backdrop and privacy screen for our stone patios.
I love snipping the long boughs to bring indoors. A huge bouquet adds brightness to any spot and even casts a warm yellow glow. I would love to decorate my doors with freshly cut boughs too, but sadly they don’t last very long. So what to do? I mimic my flowering hedge with faux floral branches I buy at Michael’s. I stuff baskets with big bunches of faux forsythia and hang on my doors. As the real forsythia shrubs fade, the days are numbered for my bright yellow boughed door baskets. Next up… soft creamy white apple blossom boughs (or whatever’s in bloom at the moment!)
Happy gardening and decorating!