forsythia are in full bloom everywhere in NYC and Long Island.  pete and i drove out to shelter island earlier today to visit some friends and harvest many, many stems of andromeda.  we were greeted with a sea of forsythia's brilliant yellow blooms alongside the L.I.E. (long island expressway).  it was truly a gorgeous sight but it reminded me that i'm terribly behind with my garden planning this year and probably won't get anything started seed-wise until mid-may!

typically, blooming forsythia signals me to prune my garden roses.  i need to get to massachusetts soon to take care of it (or have my dad do it -- yikes!).