From Leaves to Blooms to Almost Berries

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 It’s is the beginning of June and it is time to check in with the tree following at Lucy’s blog.  Since the last update about 4 weeks ago on the honeysuckle shrub it has made amazing progress … the buds turned to leaves … the blooms appeared and left … and the berries are starting to form.  So many new shoots appeared where it was trimmed and it is now lovely and full.  It has all been happening so fast it is hard to keep up.  I’ve taken lots of photos and it was just as hard choosing which ones to share.

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The lovely new green shoots are filling in all the spaces where the shrub was trimmed.


The blooms give off a wonderful sweet smell.


This photo from May 29 shows the honeysuckle laden with blooms.  The tipsy buckets are at one end of the garden with Inuky beside them.  Last year I started working on a rock wall behind this area.  It’s a work in progress and I’ll work on it more this year.  The old wheelbarrow is planted with various sedums.

lighthouse made from varying sizes of clay pots with a solar light on the top,

I also decided to put my clay pot lighthouse there and in the evenings the light shines out.  I think this is the first time I’ve shared this lighthouse.  The first one I made was a gift for a friend who is from Nova Scotia so she loves all things that remind her of home.

The blooms were wonderful and attracted insects.


The berries are now starting to form … green right now but they will be red and juicy soon.  The birds love the berries and we look forward to the cedar waxwings arriving each year to nibble on them.

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Here is how the honeysuckle shrub looks today.

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Comparing how it has looked since joining the tree following adventure

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March 7, 2014             April 5, 2014               May 5, 2014

Thanks for stopping by to see the progress of the honeysuckle shrub over the past month.   Here are the previous updates I’ve posted.

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