before forsythia, cornus mas
I N A WEEK OR SO I’LL ENJOY THE BORROWED VIEW of several giant old forsythia, left behind from a long-gone farmhouse that stood just down the road. I love seeing them through the naked woods, giant waterfalls of gold, but I don’t grow forsythia in the garden here, as you may recall. I’m not starved for early shrub color, though; I’ve already been treated to a week of Cornus mas, the Cornelian cherry, whose most delightful puffs of gold are like pom-poms. Thanks, Cornus mas, the earliest of my various forsythia alternatives. Read about it and other possibilities (or just see a few more photos on the jump here):
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