I think, most of you would agree with me when I say that honeysuckle has one of the most intoxicating of all garden scents. It is especially intensive in the evening and all through the night when it spreads over the garden and comes into a house through the open windows.
I planted one of my honeysuckle some four years ago after having rescued it from a certain death! My aunt, namely, all of the sudden decided that the honeysuckle became too big for the spot and wanted to eradicate it! Luckily, I was there that day visiting her and took the root ball to my garden. Ever since, it has been growing happily up and along the fence and on the rose arch as well. It twines alone on the support and doesn't need tying up. It is my scented sitting place right in the middle of the vegetable garden; the rose 'Felicite Perpetue' on one side of the arch, honeysuckle on the other...
honeysucle and rose 'Felicite Perpetue'
Honeysuckle loves moist, rich and light soil. They are adopted to shade but love to have some sun during the day. They can be easily propagated by semi-ripe cuttings taken in July or August.
Scented friends, honeysuckle and 'Felicite Perpetue'
Yesterday evening I sow a multitude of fireflies in the garden! They always appear around June 24th, when Christians celebrate St. John the Baptist Day. It was a beautiful sight and I thought how little it takes to bring smile on our face, don't you agree?