The heads of the dinner plate dahlias are quite heavy, and sometimes they are displayed in a large float bowl so viewers can look down on their gorgeous petals.
Some shrubs have only one season of interest and forsythia is one of them.
There is an old saying that the time to prune the roses is when the forsythia blooms. Here in my Midwestern garden our forsythia blooms in March.
Learn about the classic Spiraea 'Bridal Wreath' on this Focus on Flowers.