Tracking the Forsythia Line

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Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by andy10917 » February 22nd, 2020, 11:30 am

Well, it's that time - given that the weather has been warmer than normal in many of the northern states this year, I'm firing up the Forsythia Watch a week early this year. For the newer members that don't know why we would track the bloom time of a plant, the Forsythia bloom is the optimal time to apply Pre-M in the North, and seeing where they are blooming tells us when you need to get in gear and make sure you've got it in stock and are ready to go.

So, please post here (in this thread) when your yard (or in your travels) the Forsythia are blooming. Please make sure to post the location/town where you saw them.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by JHazzardB » March 3rd, 2020, 3:45 pm

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Spotted in my backyard in OKC yesterday. The bush only has 3 open flowers but suspect the rest are coming soon!

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Smolenski7 » March 7th, 2020, 10:21 pm

JHazzardB wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 3:45 pm
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Spotted in my backyard in OKC yesterday. The bush only has 3 open flowers but suspect the rest are coming soon!
Wow! Talk about finding the first bloom!

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by darkcrisis » March 8th, 2020, 12:17 pm

The forsythia in my front yard started blooming on Friday. I am in Knoxville, TN. Let the yard work begin!

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by andy10917 » March 8th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Man, this is when I get jealous - the Forsythia still look like it's February. I had to settle for seeing the first Crocus blooming today.


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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by northeastlawn » March 10th, 2020, 11:35 am

Got one or two early buds coming up in S.E. Massachusetts. Probably give it another two weeks before we are in Pre-M territory.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Rp9110 » March 10th, 2020, 8:29 pm

Noticed one in my neighborhood on the way into work yellowing up. Located in northern Maryland.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by agn015 » March 11th, 2020, 5:30 pm

My buddy sent me this today from Colonia, NJ. We’re almost there!

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by flyingfish88 » March 13th, 2020, 11:27 am

Looks like we are ready in west Chester, pa


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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Mistergreen » March 14th, 2020, 12:01 pm

As of Thursday here in Harleysville, PA.
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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by edslawn » March 14th, 2020, 7:04 pm

Pretty much here in southcentral PA
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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Orangehills » March 15th, 2020, 8:49 am

Milford Connecticut, Spotted the first few yellow sprouts breaking through.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by DevilDawg81 » March 15th, 2020, 4:18 pm

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Columbus, Ohio.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Maizan24 » March 15th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Seeing buds in central CT!

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by ChrisT03 » March 15th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Suffolk county, New York . Saw blooms on the side of the parkway today.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Smolenski7 » March 15th, 2020, 6:13 pm

Maizan24 wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Seeing buds in central CT!
I'm located in just about the center of CT. The northern and eastern boundaries of my property are lined with Forsythia and not one shred of yellow anywhere.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Green » March 15th, 2020, 10:09 pm

[quote=Smolenski7 post_id=338593 time=1584310399 user_id=507]
[quote=Maizan24 post_id=338591 time=1584306753 user_id=6776]
Seeing buds in central CT!
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I'm located in just about the center of CT. The northern and eastern boundaries of my property are lined with Forsythia and not one shred of yellow anywhere.
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I hesitated to reply since this thread is about blooms. But for the record, buds forming here on some bushes/branches fir the past few weeks now, but not yet widespread (about 15 miles South of the one of you seeing buds, maybe).

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by PSU4ME » March 16th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Crazy. Boston!!

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Green » March 21st, 2020, 3:15 pm

We have bloom starting here today in inland CT. About a week earlier than I expected, and 2-3 weeks earlier than average.

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Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Post by Green » March 22nd, 2020, 10:02 pm

[quote=Green post_id=338722 time=1584818110 user_id=2313]
We have bloom starting here today in inland CT.
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And a mile or two South of me today, I saw a row of plants in total full bloom. Must be an earlier blooming cultivar or something, because some others one yard away were just starting to bloom.

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