Climbing Honey Suckle

A flower box filled with scented seedlings beneath the climbing Honey Suckle ……….Lavender, Alyssum, tender Nasturtium shoots, and Lobelia for added color.. ….. the more subtle the better.

Gardening choices and techniques  are so infinitely personal and can so often define and reflect the  individual gardener’s style and personality. It  becomes especially  clear when  the very plants that are so popular in other gardens are the very plants that don’t seem to do well here, or the ones that are not especially becoming to these small  garden spaces, flashy colors included.

Varieties of ground covers are an immediate favorite with tiny blooms and a mixture of variegated  greens, including Sweet Woodruff, Myrtle,  Polka Dots,  Ajuga,  Creeping Geraniums, Lamia, Campanula,  and Spurge, among many others.  Keeping the gardening areas few and compact are a perfect way of keeping everything under control as well.

Climbing Honey Suckle is a perfect example, a perfect choice for the tall, narrow wall around the small porch entry where the sun is strong even into early winter and the blooms continue to burst surprisingly regardless of the season………..and the scent is striking and delicious.

Below the windows and the colorful Barberry lies another tiny space now crowded with an ensemble of succulents, ground covers and bulbs……………including the early blooming Hellebore, the blooms so delicate and wistful that they are hardly noticed.  A mental stream to be continued……….

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