A Honey of a Bloom
It’s sweetly fragrant and wildly attractive. The honeysuckle is a romantic, yet hardy twining vine or arching shrub.
With about 180 species, the honeysuckle is a great addition to any landscape with its sweet blooms in pink, yellow or red blossoms. Too, the delicate blooms’ tasty nectar is a wonderful attraction for various wildlife.
Honeysuckles grow well, climbing its vines to sturdy fences, arbors, trellises or posts. And not only are they hardy, requiring very little care, they grow quickly, covering the structures to which they cling.
Keep it Shapely
During the dormant season (during fall or winter), thin out the top half of the vine. Regular shaping keep vines tamed to grow as you wish.
It Can Get Shady
Around its growth, that is. The honeysuckle and its fast ability to cover structures is a fabulous method to bring beautiful shade to an otherwise sunny area, be it part of the garden or a spot in the landscape.
Just Try to Contain It
Yes, the honeysuckle is a great performer in containers as well. If this is the method you choose, be certain to water your honeysuckle regularly, along with an application of 10-10-10 plant food at the beginning of the growing season. Hang within a basket, or provide a trellis structure for your container.
Enjoy this hardy, wild, easy-growing perennial of a beauty. It’s a honey of a vine…
It’s a honey of a vine…