Not sure how long this forsythia is going to last. I cut it this week when I should have been driving to work. A quick wet snow came on us in the morning and I wanted to bring some inside before the petals fell. These flowers looked slightly suspect and may have succumbed to the freezing weather. We shall see.
I’m going to root these branches–easy to do–and find a sunny spot to plant them. Forsythia flowers much more if planted in sun, but once the petals fall it looks rangy. Need to tuck it away in a sunny corner. In Chinese medicine forsythia is used to detoxify the body and treat colds and fever. A perfect antidote to winter.