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Yellow Forsythia Spells Spring

Forsythia at Sensible Gardening and Living

The first shrub to flower in our garden is Forsythia. Bright and brilliantly yellow it pops up all over town. What amazes me however is how very good or how very bad it can look. Some specimens are lovely, well shaped arching shrubs loaded with flowers. Others unfortunately are quite scraggly, weak flowered and basically very unattractive. When I decided…

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Early Spring Blooming Shrubs

Early spring shrubs: Sensible Gardening and Living

February marches along ever so slowly. We seem to live between days of almost spring to definitely winter and everything in between. I took a walk around the farm to see if anything exciting was going on with the spring flowering shrubs and found a few promising signs of better days to come. A few lilacs had some surprisingly fat…

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