We have an abundance of forsythia here now. Such a shout of beautiful and cheerful yellow after the winter! There are so many beautiful ones in our area that I couldn't decide which to post, so I posted most of them! As you will notice in my pictures, some people like their forsythias growing in a huge spray, and some trim them into round or boxy bushes or hedges. I have read that they are meant to have the beautiful sprays growing upward to show off their real beauty. And that is my favorite way. I don't really like them boxed in, though they are denser when trimmed so severely. Which way do you prefer? Do you have any forsythia? The last little one is ours. Though we've had it nearly thirty years, it remains very small, though pretty. They are native to China and the name forsythia means "anticipation". Now here is some real anticipation.
"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.