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. Read More

Beginning of March in Jenna’s Garden

Azaleas are in the Rhododendron family.  Most azaleas are hardy to planting zones 6-9, with a few varieties tolerating colder temperatures up to zone 4.   Plant azaleas in partial shade or in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade.  Acidic Soil: Azaleas prefer soil with a pH of 5 to 6.5.

Photos by Jenna Bell.

 

The end of February and beginning of March is when my friend Jenna’s garden is vibrant with the spring colors of azaleas here in central Florida.  Her home is situated on a large lot with a pond,  lots of shade trees, and azaleas she planted in the shade decades ago.  Thanks for sharing your photos Jenna! Read More