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Article: Bright Yellow Blooms: Forsythia Sings Spring: My forsythia is covered with seeds

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Windy
Belleville , IL
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #6592290

The seeds are all over the long branches. I first noticed them two years ago. The finches love to eat them and so do the cardinals and a few other unidentified birds.
I gathered a bunch of them and planted them in pots and they germinated readily.
I don't know if it is a species or a cultivar so don't know if they will come true from seed.
I use the cuttings to plant here and there in my large yard that is otherwise pretty sparse in the area that they are in.
I have a humongous one in the front yard that covers a large area and provides a haven away from the scorching sun for my cats and dogs.
I noticed you said you did not see any seeds on yours.

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Aunt_A


May 24, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #6592549

Interesting...no seeds still on mine...hmmm...I always love free bird food though. Calling beautiful birds to a dinner is a wonderful thing.

Thanks for reading and writing.

April
Windy
Belleville , IL
(Zone 6b)

May 25, 2009
5:45 PM

Post #6595697

I went out and pinched a piece off of my bush. It is setting seeds now. The pointy things near the woody branch. They will dry to a brownish color and then split open. This is when the birds will enjoy them. There are tan seeds inside that are about four to five to a pod.

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Aunt_A


May 26, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6598078

Windy,

Wow...interesting. Do you have a pic of your plant in bloom?

BTW: Nice yard pic; love all the plants in the yard. I plan to get more planted in my yard...someday when I've got some time.

Planted some yellow Morning Glory plants today; hope they do well.

April
Windy
Belleville , IL
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2009
10:36 PM

Post #6601407

I was going to post one but couldn't find one earlier. Thank goodness for search programs. LOl
This was in March this year.

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Aunt_A


May 26, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6601681

Gloriously splendid!

Thanks for sharing.

April

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