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Re: [OM] IMG: Honeysuckle: A Beautiful Nuisance

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Honeysuckle: A Beautiful Nuisance
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:12:58 -0500
My 3-ft chain link fence is covered with a combination of Wintergreen and Honeysuckle, neither of which were planted by me. I am guilty of planting some Wintergreen Manhattans around the front of the house and along my carport, but the birds took care of adding the plantings along the fence, their favorite perch. I spent quite a bit last year trimming all of this, but we're now at the middle of May and I have already asked the landscaper to schedule another cut.

Yes, the green looks better than the wire, but not when it gets as high as my head and grows at a rapid rate. Then, it becomes a nuisance. :-(

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 5/20/2016 4:57 PM, Moose wrote:
On 5/19/2016 10:11 AM, Jim Nichols wrote:
While experimenting with some lens combinations, I came across a nice example of one of the nuisances that is taking over my fence.


How a nuisance? Few things better for transforming a chain link fence into a thing of beauty. There is some sort of beautiful flowering vine on such a fence near us. One part of the fence was replaced, turning a corner we pass often ugly, but the plant is spreading back from the other side. That's about all I know of that I might prefer to honeysuckle. Perhaps it's invasive in your climate? Not here.

And I'm with Bob about sucking the nectar out. One of the few clear memories I have of my first grammar school was the wonderful honeysuckle.

Sucker for a Pretty Face Moose

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