Monday, January 16, 2012

Flowers in Season: January 16-22

 Oleaceae Forsythia

image via wikipedia

Forsythia, native to East Asia and Southeastern Europe is named in honor of Scottish botanist Robert Forsyth. Forsyth was a royal head gardener and founding member of the Royal Horticulture Society.

Forsythia is a popular early spring shrub in gardens and parks.  It is a lovely branch that can be used in floral design, either alone or in arrangements.  They are prized for being tough, reliable garden plants.

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