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Patch Blogger: The Forsythia is Blooming in December

This is one for the record books. Mild 60-degree December weather tricks garden into producing March blooms.

I honestly don't think I would have even noticed the spring buds blooming in my yard if it wasn't for a last-minute fall clean-up.  We were pretty shocked to see the forsythias blooming in December!  This has to be a first!

My figs and lilacs have new buds.  The roses are blooming.  The currant bush has new leaves.  The grape tomato plant, which I thought was dead, has new blossoms and green tomatoes – the plant that gave me three red tomatoes all summer.  My parsley didn't look this good all year!

I'm glad I snapped these photos before it was all cleaned up for the winter.  Sean and his crew from Four-D Landscape did a great job.

December is back on track now with temperatures expected to drop below freezing through the weekend.  The parsley is going in the freezer.

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SeattleAJ December 12, 2011 at 01:31 AM
What a wonderful surprise - great photos! :)


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