I’ve always loved forsythia, and last year I got some at the Church garden sale. I love the sequence of forsythia to iris to lilac to roses, too — even if they are all ornamentals, and not edible. Also, forsythia are tough and hard to kill. I like that in a plant.

I wonder when the forsythia will pop!

But look at all that gray snow grunge from the plows. I wonder what the rain will do to it, and what the effect on the soil will be? The town doens’t salt the roads, so far as I know.