Anyone elses forsythia blooming right now, lol?

vermontlove(4)November 15, 2009

I thought I was hallucinating. Then I looked up on this site, in this forum, and found out that this is not that unusual. It is a first for me, and I have had these few plants for 6 years. What an unexpected joy!

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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

How about some pics!

I have several fiesta forsythias that still have most of their normal growing season leaves. Surprised after this many hard freezes.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2009 at 9:14AM
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subtropix

Yes, I noticed mine currently is blooming as well. It's turned much milder and quite humid so maybe they think it's spring (pushing 70 F currently). I have seen them do this in previous years as well. I also noticed some blooms on the the succulent ice plants. The other shrub that is blooming is the Nandina (so-called heavenly bamboo--which is NOT any kind of bamboo), but it's normal for them I believe. Plants that normally bloom out of the main season are terrific and should be planted more. I used to have a Autumn cherry at a prior home and this thing would be covered in beautiful flowers in November and December.--I miss it!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2009 at 11:57AM
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vermontlove(4)

pics? Ok, I will figure out how to do that. ;-)

    Bookmark   November 16, 2009 at 8:40AM
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aegis1000

I had one forsythia to bloom this fall.

I figured it was because it didn't bloom this spring.

It was an interesting sight ... yellow blooms against maroon fall foliage.

It didn't bloom as intensly as they do in the spring ... maybe a tenth of that intensity. I'll try to remember to post a photo this evening.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2009 at 11:50AM
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aegis1000

Here's my forsythia this Fall (next to a Winter Red Winterberry). I don't know the name ... neither did the nursery.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 2:07PM
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diggingthedirt

My forsythia isn't blooming, but I've seen some rhodies around here with flowers - go figure.

My winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) is starting to bloom, which is a bit odd, but as the common name implies it DOES bloom in winter (usually, late winter or very early spring).

We haven't had a killing frost this year, just some nights that were right on the line, so lots of tender plants are still in bloom. Funny to see this assortment of fall, winter and spring bloomers all flowering at the same time.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 6:03PM
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diggingthedirt

Those colors are terrific, aegis500. I meant to say that above.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2009 at 6:08PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

aegis what a pretty combination of spring and fall...lol. A nice surprise for you. :-)

    Bookmark   November 24, 2009 at 2:07PM
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