Thursday, October 18, 2012

Showy Border Forsythia

Border Forsythia
Forsythia x intermedia
(for-SITH-ee-a) (in-ter-MEE-dee-a)

I didn’t want to go another day to go by without an update to this flower blog. Today’s flower is a garden classic that has been growing in western gardens since the late 1700’s. Almost every house around here has at least one Forsythia bush and often times more that that. It is an easy to propagate and cultivate shrub that can be used as an accent or for screening. If left to it’s own devices it forms a large thicket that explodes in color early in the season. We have to move a big planting of Forsythia today as it is starting to encroach on the neighbor's yard.

Things are changing here as I have been working part-time at a new estate. Kind of a get to know you trial run for the head gardener position. Even though the commute from Connecticut to Long Island has been brutal I have been offered a full-time position. The garden is amazing and since I am running a little late today I cannot speak of all the wonders at the new place right now but plan to describe it more fully here this weekend. Lets just say I am happy and excited about this new opportunity.

1 comment:

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Will keep my fingers crossed for you Chris, head gardener sounds pretty good.