I have wonderful memories of the Forsythia in our backyard and at G+G Korta's. And, I've had a vase of silk Forsythia blossoms in our master bedroom for a couple of years. It stands tall atop the armoire that houses our t.v., just opposite our bed. I teasingly call it my feng shui... Nonsense on all levels, but just seeing it there gives me a sense of peace and tranquility.
No matter what anyone says against silk flowers, I'm keeping my Forsythia year-round and for a few more.