So much work to do to prepare the flowerbeds for the arrival of spring. As we get older, short periods of outdoor work is needed to build up strength and endurance.
Thankfully, there are a few plants that don’t require any backbreaking labor.
Native Coral Honeysuckle, also called Trumpet Honeysuckle or Woodbine (Lonicera Sempervirens L.) is one such vine.
Each individual flower will open up and provide nectar for hummingbirds.
Eventually, this vine will probably outgrow this tripod. After two years, it’s already extending out.
Coral Honeysuckle is semi-evergreen. Natives really are the best. But I constantly get suckered in by other plants at the nursery.
So glad to see that the Pincushion Flowers (Scabiosa caucasica) have returned. By the end of summer, they were looking pretty pathetic. There is an annual called Pincushion, but this one is the perennial type.
I love, love bulbs, rhizomes, and corms. Each year I’m surprised by the different beauties. The expression “dig, drop, done” is so true. But every few years, they should be divided.
New growth of perennials, like Shasta Daisy, is such a welcome sight. The promise of beautiful flowers makes me so happy.
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” unknown