Daffodils and Forsythia : Anticipate new beginnings
Today I'm sharing a fun and cheerful collaboration with Kaitlin from The School of Styling and Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography.
As we were planning for March, daffodils and forsythia were the first things that came to my mind. Daffodils are the first thing I see bloom in Boone. They speckle the hillsides, reminding us of new beginnings.
Forsythia is the second thing. I have a huge bush outside my dining room window. We moved here in the winter, so when we first moved here I wasn't sure what it was. I brought a clipping inside to see if I could force it to bloom — out came the happiest yellow flowers! Anticipation.
If you are new to flowers, you might enjoy knowing that forsythia is one of the most versatile plants to have in your yard! In winter they can be forced to bloom indoors (just clip and put in a vase of water), in early spring they put on a brilliant yellow show in the garden, in the summer their rich green leaves are a great addition to arrangements and in the fall the foliage turns the most beautiful shades of burgundy and plum before it surrenders to the cold. It holds in a vase for a long, long time because it produces roots when it's in water. You can also plant it (ivy is the same way). If you're looking to experiment with long lasting greens look for ones that grow roots when they are in a vase.
This spring as you see the daffodils and forsythia blooming along the road, anticipate new beginnings. Let go of the hard things and keep your eyes focused on everything good.