Honeysuckle is luring the bee

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Honeysuckle is luring the bee

Postby whis4ey » Jul 03, 2005 5:45 am

The honeysuckle is particularly sweet this year, and now covers the whole pergola. The scent is superb, and attracts the bees :)
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Postby wishiwere » Jul 03, 2005 7:01 am

Gorgeous! I tried a locinera <sp?> one time. I'm still trying to kill it! Mine didn't produce well and layered itself in a day I swear! I'm still trying to get it out of a garden :(

Your's is beatiful! Maybe I needed to surround it by concrete huh?
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Postby Old earth dog » Jul 04, 2005 12:53 am

Sam, that's beautiful! What variety?
Jane, I suspect you had Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle). The're quite common, but actually against the law to plant in many states now.
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Postby wishiwere » Jul 04, 2005 5:17 am

Hmmm...could have been, it was many years ago. That's the reason. I've not tried another. Afraid to :(
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O.C. has several pots

Postby oldcoot » Jul 07, 2005 4:46 pm

of it growing on his deck next to two small trellises. He has trained them to climb up the trellis and the two were abolutely beautiful. Unfortunately his camera was in the shop when they bloomed so can't post. He knows the bees love them but this year he had an added treat. He had some red Liliums blooming in pots NEXT to them, and the Humming birds went wild for the honey suckle (all 3 of them) Glad I could offer them something besides sugar water..

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Postby JaneG » Jul 17, 2005 4:53 pm

Lovely! What a nice place to sit.

I'm waiting patiently for my honeysuckle to cover the arbor over the deck. How long did it take for yours to do that? This is the 3rd year for mine, it went up the side quicklly and is very full of new growth, but it's not sprawling across the top as quickly as I'd like.
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Postby oldcoot » Jul 17, 2005 6:03 pm

Planted the sprigs in the tubs last spring when they showed up in my shade bed, I admit it has been a slow go, but has sure been worth it. Right now O.C is having a fit keeping them watered. Has to water either late in the afternoon or early in the morning, just too dang hot to water any other time during the day...

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