It's been a good spring for forsythia. Two years ago I planted cuttings from this plant along our 300+ foot frontage on the road. Last year, they were twigs. This year, they are golden. As you can tell from this picture, I'm in the natural pruning school. Remove only the older branches at ground level to encourage its natural graceful habit. Unfortunately, I see too many forsythia pruned into little boxes and mushrooms, which results in diminished flowering.