|Golden Currant Blossoms|
Golden Currants! My sunny yellow substitute for the "Harbinger of Spring" - Forsythia.
Forsythia.. you know.. that super popular flowering shrub that every single website claims: It's So Easy To Grow!
Yeah. Well. I've killed quite a few Forsythia in my time. Finally admitted defeat and planted the Golden Currant. It's a soil thing. Golden Currants love western alkaline soils. Forsythia? Not so much. Equally stunning and drought-tolerant, too.
Plant 'em for the birds and the bees.