Friday, May 18, 2018

Golden Currants

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.

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