March 27, 2014
Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Botanical Name: Forsythia spp.
Flower: Bright yellow, 1 inch long, blooms early spring, bell-like with 4 long lobes.
Leaf: Green, turning red, orange and yellow in the fall, up to 5 inches long, leaves emerge after flowers, ovate shaped (oval with pointed tip), deciduous (leaves drop in fall)
Use: Use them in a monochromatic arrangement with daffodils for a seasonal spring centerpiece. They bloom at the same time!
Botanical Name: Prunus x cistena
Flower: Pinkish - white, 5 petals and many stamens, blooms spring after the leaves have begun to appear
Leaf: Purple-reddish all throughout season, 1-3 inches long
Use: Cut a bunch of branches off of a mature tree and use alone as a tall arrangement.
I hope this gives you a little more information about what is blooming around you now. If there is another plant or tree you want to know about let me know and Ill see what I can do about it :)
Thanks for reading!