This beautiful view is found on Highway 150, very near Oak Ridge Military Academy. En route to ORMA to photograph Linville Capel for GDP this past weekend, we about skidded off the highway upon seeing these beautiful forsythia in full bloom. One forsythia alone is beautiful, but when you see a string of five framed by a gravel, country road, the scene is heavenly. The Carolina blue sky, the red-budding bushes, and the curvy, old tree branches made the scene complete. Nature is so beautiful, especially when we make a little effort to landscape, using plants that vary in color, texture, and size.
The North Carolina State Beekeepers Association keeps track of what is blooming when in North Carolina; by region.* You may not be happy to hear this, but dandelions are scheduled to bloom in Greensboro this week. Keep in mind, bees need Dandelion flowers and, from the roots to the blooms, every single part of this pesky garden weed is edible. Just maybe you can tolerate them in your yard. If you harvest dandelions, please eat and drink them! Save a glass of dandelion root tea for us! As for those forsythia blossoms; yes, they are edible- somewhat bitter, but edible. Save a serving of forsythia blossom salad for us, too!
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