Sunday, January 10, 2010

TODAY’S FLOWERS/Honeysuckle





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19 comments:

Chie Wilks said...

beautiful shots...lovely flowers....

another orchids from my little garden

Paz said...

I love the scent of honeysuckle. Lovely photos.

Paz

Tammie Lee said...

oooh la la, I can almost smell these beauties~

Meire said...

Beautiful shots!

Xavi said...

Hello Meda,
Thank you again for visiting.
The photos of this plant, called Lonicera japonica, are very well done.
The header is exquisite!
I hope you have a good week!

BaysideLife said...

I love your new header. Japanese honeysuckle is one of my favorite plants. It's heady fragrance perfumed my garden in Rhode Island. Unfortunately, here in northwest Florida, Lonicera japonica is considered an invasive species. It is a favorite of gardeners and landscape architects because of its fragrant, beautiful flowers and fast growth. However, here it
displaces native species by outcompeting native plants for light, space, water, and nutrients.

We do have a native honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) Coral honeysuckle. The flowers are tube shaped, about 5 cm long and are coral or bright orange on the outside and yellow on the inside. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. It's fragrance is not as pronounced as it's invasive cousin, but it is beautiful.

chubskulit said...

Lovely!

Stolen Shots is my entry. Have a blessed Sunday!

Glennis said...

Lovely sweet honeysuckle we have it growing wild in hedges but not as beautiful as these cultivated varieties, I like to pick a few flowers as I walk into town just to sniff as I go along.

Regina said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Have a great week.

Regina

Pietro said...

Excellent pictures of lovely flowers.
Happy new week!

Sandra said...

I love the smell of honeysuckle and your header is wonderful. we had honeysuckle in Kentucky and in Georgia when i was a growing up. Here in Florida out back yard has nightblooming jasmine and it smells as divine as honeysuckle.

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful shots of this exquisite flower! They smell so lovely!

I wonder - would you cincider to be guest friend on Today's Flower? Give me a note will you? :)

S. Etole said...

elegant and fanciful at once ...

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Phoenix said...

Draga pre...preskromna ženo,
da ne zaboravim moram odmah da ti kažem:"SKROMNOST NIJE VRLINA"...
Tvoj blog je predivan a još više su ti radovi predivni...i zaslužila si nagradu.
Žao mi je što jučer nisi imala pristup mom blogu...rekonstrukcija je bila u toku...pa sam nešto bila izgubila...pa poslije vratila...ma belaj...Hvala ti što si pokušala na bilo koji način da ostaviš poruku...Cmok za upornost...

Anna said...

Medam amazing clarity of the photos. You did excellent job, Anna :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos of the Japanese Honeysuckle, it is one of my favorites. I have some in my yard and it smells so good when it blooms. It makes a great photo for your header.

Denise said...

Hello my dear friend, your honeysuckle photos are a delight to the eyes. I have some in my garden and I look forward to them every year.

Espresso said...

Lovely flowers :D