Forsythia is appearing all over the place in Bagni di Lucca. Surprisingly, these plants belong to the olive family.
They are deciduous shrubs growing to a height of 1 – 3 metres. The flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves. The flowers become pendant in rainy weather to protect the reproductive parts. Here they have performed just as they should.
The genus is named after William Forsyth, a Scottish botanist who was royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society.
These lovely yellow flowers are a sure sign of spring.
Yay! Spring is such a lovely time of year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
You can see those particular flowers in the Villa Fiori garden.
Aren’t plants wonderful, the way they adapt for reproduction. They’re just the right colour to say “Hey, spring is here.”
They are everywhere right now. I wish mine at Casa Debbio would get a move on.
Beautiful. Happy Easter Deb
Happy Easter to you too.
It is one of the very first plants to flower as Spring arrives, and they are so colourful!
They look great dotted through the hills.
Beautiful yellow flowers…they are very bright without their leaves.
They look great while the flowers last.
Glorious…..a perfect coloured plant to herald in the Spring!
…like bright yellow flags waving in the spring.
I love seeing an abundance of yellow blossom. Are they perfumed?
I haven’t noticed a perfume, I will get closer and find out.
It will be a few weeks before the forsythia blooms here in New England…I love its bright yellow color.
Yello flower remaind the spring coming,beautiful color!!!
Growing up in the northeast (US) these were always the first thing blooming after winter. We don’t have them in southern California so I always enjoy seeing them when I’m in Italy at this time of year. Wish I could say I was there right now! Happy Easter Debra.
Gorgeous!!! I am crazy for these too!! That bright yellow! YUM!
Spring sure is late! My father used to buy them for my mother’s birthday early February (the netherlands). Lovely to know Villa Fiori has them, beautiful reminder of my Dad.
Exquisite. And not just because yellow is my favourite colour….
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