The warm weather seems to have left the building, at least for now. I miss it, but it's a good thing we've turned colder. I've gotten some questions about bulbs sprouting and forsythia starting to bloom. That's not a good thing, but it's not a plant killer.
Although forsythia shrubs set their buds shortly after flowering and they won't have time to set more buds this year, late season flowering is usually not extensive. The weather seems to change before the whole shrub bursts into bloom, as I've seen this morning. There is still hope the bushes will put on a decent show next spring.
Unfortunately sprouting bulbs use up some of their stored energy, which will probably mean a less spectacular show in the spring, but it should still be a welcome sight. We'll have to wait and see.