Here is a picture of ours last spring...full and beautiful....
This year ours look weak and thin. I find I am asking my self "Why?"....
Here are some facts I found in my research...
Forsythia grows and flowers best in full or partial sun. ("Ours is pretty much in full sun. Thats good.")
Here are some helpful hints from the internet...
How to Grow Forsythia:
Fast growing Forsythia are easy to grow. Established plants require little, or no care.
Grow Forsythia plants in full sun to partial shade.
They will grow well in most soils. Soil should be well drained.
Water plants during extended dry periods as needed.
Fertilize plants once a year in early spring. Use a high phosphorous fertilizer to promote bright blooms.
Flowers form on prior year's growth, not new growth. So, it's important to prune them immediately after the flowers have bloomed. You can cut back old growth to about four inches from the ground.
Don't hesitate to be aggressive in pruning these fast growing plants. They will grow back at a fast rate.
Insects and Diseases Affecting Forsythia:
Insect and disease problems are infrequent. Treat with insecticides or fungicides only as needed.
This blog post is really for my husband Joe. He is always asking me to research these things. So here you go Joe....time to start pruning:-)
Here are some online photo find incentives...
|The beautiful flowering Forsythia.|
A joy to behold!
Enjoy Your World Everyone:-)