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.

 

 

 

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Pinewood Estate Garden & Mansion

Previously I shared spring at Bok Tower Garden at Lake Wales, Florida. Today we’ll tour Pinewood Estate garden and mansion which is nestled in the Bok Gardens.  A separate fee gains you entrance to Pinewood Estates, an enchanting 20-room Mediterranean-style mansion. Originally named “El Retiro,” meaning “retreat” in Spanish, the Estate was built in the early 1930s for Charles Austin Buck, a Bethlehem Steel vice president.  Now this historic Estate is open for tours throughout the year to visitors of Bok Tower Gardens.

Grounds of Pinewood Estate
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