I am beginning a new series titled In Carol’s Garden. Spring is finally here and I would like to share the blooms and happenings from my yard and garden. I will try to change it up a bit so you don’t get tired of one bloom after another. And I challenge others to do the same. Share what you may have in your yard, garden, or even deck or window. It brightens my day to see happy posts from all over the world. I am constantly learning about new varieties of flowers, trees and birds.
Today I am sharing the full bloom of my Japanese Honeysuckle. I talked about it previously before it was fully bloomed. This vine started out about 8 inches long. It is growing on my fence and now takes up about a six foot section. At the end of summer it will start dying back then returns the next spring. And it is still growing each year. The hummingbirds love these flowers as do the butterflies and some birds and bees. It is full of nectar and very fragrant. The smell takes me back to my childhood. We would pick these flowers and take my Mom a bouquet of wildflowers. The good old days. Great memories.