Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lovely Honeysuckle

A lovely honeysuckle vine (Lonicera) is growing up our dog pen.  I love honeysuckle, it smells wonderful and is a beautiful vine.  According to Gaia's Garden (the premiere home-scale permaculture book available on the market today), honeysuckle is a good plant for the vining layer that attracts beneficial insects (such as bees and butterflies) and wildlife (such as humming birds). 

 I often find our girls hanging around some honeysuckle this time of year.  It grows wild all over the place, especially at the edge of the woods.  I love that we have some growing up outbuildings and even up the back of our satellite dish.  Many gardeners work hard to grow honeysuckle.  We are fortunate to have such a healthy wild crop.

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