Why We Cannot Plant Honeysuckle

Yes, that’s right. I am scared to plant Honeysuckle.

As we are all thinking towards Spring, especially us gardener types, we are busy perusing the seeds to buy on line or in the store. We are planning, planning, planning which is so much fun and gives us much hope. Especially for those of us living in a colder climate.

I have many gardening dreams which will all come to fruition at some point, but, one dream I’ve had for many years is to have all kinds of flowering vines. I especially like the vines that attract Hummingbirds in the Spring, hence, my love of Honeysuckle!

However, planting Honeysuckle only means one thing for me ~ I’m moving!

The three different places I have planted Honeysuckle are now all in my past. When you plant a Honeysuckle you are not thinking of moving! You are planting something that is permanent and going to come back year after year providing you with more and more glorious flowers year after year and the arrival of Hummingbirds. It is a plant of hope, a plant that makes you dream about how it’s going to look 1 year from now, 5 years or 10 years from now. So, HOW, this plant became to symbolize moving for me, I have no idea and I’m very disappointed because I love this plant.

We planted one in Texas because we wanted to move. It wasn’t Texas we had a problem with but the HOA in the community we choose to live in and why we bought a Townhome with no yard was silly, but, anyways… Here is a picture of my Husband, Allan, tending to it ~ he loves Honeysuckle, too. The second photo is of one of the flowers from that vine.

NOW, we are in a place where I definitely DO NOT want to move from (Wisconsin). I want to stay here forever. I want this to be our home, so, I just cannot plant a Honeysuckle.

So, I bought some Cardinal Vine seeds for 2020. I had bought some last year and tried direct sowing them which did not work so I will start them indoors this year. I much prefer direct sowing but, in this case, I think I’ll have a much better chance of success if I start them inside and then plant the little plants.

Now, back to perusing seeds so I can find some good vines to add!


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