Forsythia - anybody else notice none have bloomed?
I have one in my back yard and just love it - its behind a honeysuckle "shrub" which is now a small tree so you can't see it come when the honeysuckle leaves bud, about mid may usually, but before hand its a bright yellow firework of a plant. Really lets you know "Hey! Spring is here!". This year, however, nothing... I went out to look closely at it and saw just a few little blooms. Now its sprouting its own leaves and seems to have missed the flowering part all together. Not only that but I pass several of these on my way to work and noticed the same thing - a few flowers on just a couple of shrubs here and there.
I'd imagine its probably because of the historic low temperatures we had here in Michigan or from the odd warm-up pattern we had here. Just wondering if anybody else missed out on any forsythia blooming. I've said ever since I moved into this house the forsythia and flowering quince (and now, bleeding hearts) are my favorite part of spring.