Forsythia (called Yellow Bells by many of my neighbors) is a most obliging plant. Cut its budded branches in winter, bring them inside and give then warmth and water and they'll burst into cheery bloom.
Leave the branches in the water and in the sun when the blooms die and green leaves will appear and the stem will put out roots. Pot the stems and you've got another forsythia bush to plant or to give away.
LIII -November 2011
4 years ago