Farewell to the Forsythia

The forsythia blooming in 2013.

For many years, the blooming of the forsythia heralded the arrival of spring at the Summit Street Community Garden. However, after several seasons of decline, it became clear that the forsythia wasn’t going to recover and bloom again.  Shawn cut down the forsythia this Saturday. “It’s time to say goodbye to a plant that’s been a beautiful part of the garden for a long time,” says Claire.

Gardener removing a forsythia

Cut-down forsythia branches

Forsythia branches

A forsythia blooming in a community garden with daffodils along a brick path

The forsythia’s vibrant blooms provided contrast with the pale yellows of the early daffodils in 2014.

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