Just when you need it the most, Lonicera fragrantissima, also known as Winter Honeysuckle bursts on the scene with its powerful scent and dainty little creamy flowers.
The blooms provide pollen and nectar to bees who are foraging on a winter’s day.
When you plan your garden, get used to including other’s needs, especially our pollinators. Winter can be a bleak time for overwintering butterflies and bees.
Dr. William Welch suggests planting Winter Honeysuckle by a gate so when you brush by it you can enjoy the scent. It can be grown in partial shade or full sun. For a look at it in full sun, click here.
If you arrive early at the next *Texas Discovery Garden sale, you might be able to take home your own small start of this fast growing fragrant bush.
*Texas Discovery Garden Sale-April 6-8, 2018
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