|Ladies and Gentlemen - the...Honeysuckle|
- We've been waiting for the splendid Lonicera (Trumpet Honeysuckle) sempervirens to dazzle us; it's at its best right now. A little unruly, but, hey, that's what my shears are for.
- I'm always interested where plant names come from - Lonicera come from the dashing renaissance botanist Adam Lonicer, who, in 1500's Germany, was a doctor, math whiz, botanist, publisher, writer and scholar. Whew! I guess one can accomplish a bunch when one isn't tied to a TV or cell phone.
- I'm always reminded to mulch the roots of my client's Honeysuckle, never do, and the thing always looks fabulous, darling. La-de-da.