Turns out there are lots of you out there who think forsythia is a vulgar invasive noxious weed. Who knew? I still think it’s pretty.
I’m with you Gina. I like it. We have four forsythias blooming riotously next to our barn driveway, and they make me grin, all the time. As soon as the lilacs pop, I’ll have both of them cut and in vases and jars all over the house.
I love forsythia: my grandparents’ driveway was lined with it. Heaven on earth, signifying springtime in Georgia. Who could hate forsythia?!?
People do. The three I know all grew up in New England…the loathing of common forsythia may be a misguided self-loathing townie notion. I say that with love to those nearest and dearest who hate the little yellow beasts. If I’m wrong, you need to de-lurk and speak up for yourselves!
I think it is garden snobbery. Many “serious” gardeners I know don’t like all yellow flowers. As for daffs (which they always call narcissus), they choose the white or pale ones–never the yellow. I think yellow is happy, sunny, optimistic, so I,too, like forsythia
Yes, this forsythia hate is definitely a class issue, whether it’s snobbery or anti-snobbery snobbery.
How can anyone hate it? It’s such a cheerful harbinger of spring delights!
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