Garden Bloggers Bloom Day?

It's the 15th and that means that it is GBBD, when garden bloggers the world over show you what's in bloom in their gardens this month. I'm going to do something a bit different this bloom day, focusing on a single plant.

Actually, "focusing" is probably not the best word choice...


What are we looking at?

It's Lonicera 'Mandarin', Mandarin Honeysuckle (one of the first plants that I added to my yard before it was a garden about 15 years ago). So fabulous for a few weeks in May each year, then it's just habitat for birds and other critters. This year it's also a natural trellis for my Clematis rooguchi, which you'll be seeing in future posts.

Join Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and see what's at bloom in everybody else's gardens!


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Rock rose  – (May 15, 2015 at 6:49 AM)  

Clever! and beautiful. Is it fragrant?

outlawgardener  – (May 15, 2015 at 9:47 AM)  

Gorgeous plant! Did your camera loose it's glasses this morning or did it have a hangover and need a while to focus? Either way, I like the effect!

Alan  – (May 15, 2015 at 10:12 AM)  

Jenny: sadly, not fragrant. This was chosen before I knew that there was such a thing as a non-fragrant honeysuckle.

Peter: Sometimes I back away when using the macro lens and love the effect. But it was GBBD eve so maybe I should have been drinking... ;)

Alan  – (May 15, 2015 at 10:14 AM)  

Also, thank you Peter for posting your GBBD post so early in the morning, giving me a reminder that it was the 15th. :)

Jean Campbell  – (May 15, 2015 at 11:21 AM)  

Too many out of focus pics give me mal de mer. One would be enough.

The honeysuckle is beautiful. Does it attract butterflies?

Mark and Gaz  – (May 15, 2015 at 12:07 PM)  

Gorgeous colour! And the scent must be divine!

Lea  – (May 15, 2015 at 3:26 PM)  

Beautiful Honeysuckle!
Now I know what to do with my out-of-focus photos!
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

www.ravenscourtgardens. com  – (May 16, 2015 at 2:33 PM)  

I enjoyed the blurr of yellow as you slowly brought the mass of flowers into focus. A happy honeysuckle!

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