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Here’s a question: What’s up with the forsythia just beyond my neighbors fence? Other years they have been a wonderful harbinger of things to come.  This year not so much. So far I’ve been thinking  the sparseness of the blossoms have been the result of elderly bushes, but now I wonder. Could it be the weather?  It’s been so chilly this spring. Does that have anything to do with the spare forsythia blossoms?