Trumpet Honeysuckle on the Arbor

 The name “honeysuckle” can refer to any of the almost 200 species in Lonicera, the honeysuckle genus, not to mention all the varieties within each species. They vary considerably in appearance, growth habit and exuberance. Trumpet honeysuckle does not have the fragrance of most honeysuckles but makes up for it with ostentatious beauty with their clusters of long, red trumpets joined at their bases.  Here in central Florida my Florida native, trumpet honeysuckle, blooms all year.




I had my arbor built back in February 2016.



New Arbor 2026

New Arbor  February 2016



First blooms of the season of frangipani

May 2016




August Garden, Trumpet Honeysuckle on Arbor2





Now over 4 years later, the arbor is loaded with the vine and flowers.































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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

40 thoughts to “Trumpet Honeysuckle on the Arbor”

    1. Just have a place for it to wander – you know vines can’t stay in one place – it grows pretty fast and is low maintenance

  1. I have very powerful sense memory of the fragrance of honeysuckle, in a somewhat remote spot on Narragansett bay where it seemed not much was growing but weeds and honeysuckle, which settled on the summer air with the most glorious scent. Your bushes are beautiful.

    1. that is a wonderful memory – mine is from childhood sitting in the front yard one summer evening with my mother and smelling honeysuckle that had appeared around the bottom of a tree – wonderful!

    1. Pretty much but it does look a little better in the rainy season in the summer because it gets more rain

  2. On our Turkey Mountain park here in Tulsa there is lots of honeysuckle. I like green as much as anybody but it is just unrelenting green there and honeysuckle’s color is welcome when I am on the mountain.

    1. I can understand that – sometimes green plants take over the world it seems. Still better than nothing alive.

  3. Oh that trumpet plant grows here as well Carol 🙂 A friend form work gave me that plant because she days at 11 am there are hummingbirds visiting it. But it died on our rooftop because of too much sun I think 🙁 No hummingbird for me 🙁

    1. mine is in full sun but I don’t know what the difference is between Florida and the Phillipines – I sometimes see hummingbirds at the arbor in the hour before sundown – never during the full sun of mid day

  4. Hello, Carol
    I love your beautiful arbor and the trumpet honeysuckle is lovely. I am sure the hummers love it too. I hope this comment works, I always have a tough time trying to leave you a comment. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

    1. I’m sorry you have trouble commenting Eileen. My comments are set to be held for approval and when you don’t see them, it just means they are being held until I approve publication. I always enjoy your comments.

  5. Loved this post Carol, you have a beautiful garden. When we first moved into this house, there was honeysuckle growing everywhere. I loved nothing better to sit outside and smell their divine scent. Please forgive if this is a repeat as I just read your comment to Eileen. I had an error message when I tried to publish, but hopefully my original comment is waiting in line.

    1. I’m not sure about the error message – for this post, this is your only comment. I’m glad to receive – please come back again.

    1. unfortunately trumpet honeysuckle doesnt have the sweet smell of most honeysuckles – but I really enjoy the way it looks

  6. Good morning… It’s time for walking through Bloggerland. Visiting each other.

    Wow, the arbor looks wonderful. A very nice idea.

    Stay healthy and well.
    Happy MosaicMonday

  7. Beautiful. I bet the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love it. My grandma had a trumpet vine outside her bedroom window. – Margy

    1. last year birds made a nest in it and I watched them fly in and out –a little before sunset in the summer, hummingbirds hover for nectar

  8. Carol – wonderful to see the progression from the baby honeysuckle to that flourishing trellis. I just returned from Ohio, where I saw so much honeysuckle – a walk down memory lane! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  9. Beautiful arbor..,you have a great yard. I’ve seen that pretty vine (in Florida), but didn’t know it was a honeysuckle . Because no lovely fragrance to give it away, but plus also I have to confess I really had no idea there were other varieties of honeysuckle besides what grows here in Oregon. So thank you for the beautiful pics *and* for teaching me something new today!

  10. Carol, I’m not sure my long comment about this fun post went through. I used my TypePad ID. I’ll try using my wordpress ID (I set up a WP blog just so I could comment because sometimes WordPress decides it doesn’t like other hosts). I enjoyed this post a lot. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

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