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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

{Our Everblooming Japanese Honeysuckle | Lonicera japonica}

In our wood garden we have an Everblooming Japanese Honeysuckle or Lonicera japonica by its botanical name. Today I made another photo of its blooms. I've used them mid winter for table decoration in our small Delft White Picture Frame Vases for use as individual Place Settings. Link of previous posts with pictures, you find below post...
My husband Pieter did take this photo last year... This shows you the fragrant blooms of the Japanese Honeysuckle | Lonicera japonica.
It grows next to the gate, close to the road side. It always is full with blooms and it must be heaven for hummingbirds, during the season when they stay here. 
This photo I took on January 21, to show you it really is an everbloomer.
You also can see some berries, so birds must be able to feast on them in winter.
A blue wisteria vine is competing with the Japanese honeysuckle in last year's photo. 
Did you notice that the blooms are pure white when just opened and turning more yellow afterwards.
Do any of you have honeysuckle vines?
Or some other vine blooming right now...

Related links:
{Delft White Picture Frame Vase} previous post by me
{6694 Filets & Rubans - 6 Antique French Christofle Louis XVI Knife Rests} | previous post by me
{Antique Christofle Napkin Ring and Timbale, Goblet in Box} previous post by me
Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica link with more info


  1. really great to see such pretty blooms in winter!

  2. Dearest Mariette, these photos have made me smile (merci). How wonderful to be able to have such loveliness even mid winter. Wishing you a fabulous evening..Hugs, C. (HHL)

  3. Such beautiful flowers!! It is really nice you can see these flowers bloom in winter......it feels like spring :-)

  4. Bonjour Mariette. Georgia does have a wonderful climate! It seems you have all these beautiful flowers and plants blooming year round, while all we have here in the winter is moss and evergreens! Veronique (French GIrl in Seattle)

  5. Deaerst Mariette,
    how wonderful they bloom!
    Makes me feel good to see them insted of ive and snow here ;O)
    Have a wonderful week and take care,
    Love and hugs

  6. Cara Mariette, la Lonicera è super-meravigliosa...la mia purtroppo fa pochissimi fiori ma in compenso il glicine prospera!
    Un caro abbraccio e grazie per questa ventata di Primavera...quà c'è tutto grigio ancora!

  7. Dearest Mariette、
    Wow, such a beautiful "suikazura" I checked the Japanese name(^^;) I love to see the elegant flowers of wisteria. Blooming a bit earlier than here,I think.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. Adoro il glicine per la sua bellezza e per il suo profumo!Baci Mariette!Rosetta

  9. Honeysuckle is considered anathema here! It tears down the cattle fencing. We try to (well I do, Alpha Hubby hates it) isolate it so it can't spread because I do love the scent! Love wisteria! Visiting from Celia's Falling Off a High Life! Glad I did.

  10. Wat bloeit jullie Kamperfoelie rijkelijk Mariëtte en wat mooi met de blauwe regen er doorheen.
    Wat zal dat heerlijk geuren. Ik heb in ons vorige huis een Kamperfoelie gehad.
    Ik wens je een fijne avond.
    Lieve groet, Mea

  11. Lieve Mariette,

    Waar ik nou ook met jou door jullie grote tuin ga, het is volgens mij overal genieten.
    En zeker met al die heerlijk geurende bloemen die bij elk zuchtje wind je neusgaten vullen.

    Blauwe regen is een van mijn lievelings planten,en tijdens onze vakantie in het Franse Bayet hebben wij dan ook met volle teugen genoten van de weelderig bloeiende gevel van het landhuis waar wij verbleven één blauwe bloemenzee.

    Fijne dag en liefs!!

  12. Dear Mariette,
    Nothing blooms in Kansas during January. I'm very much enjoying visiting your page to see the colorful blooms you share. It's making me very excited that in just a few weeks it will be time to start seeds for my spring garden!

  13. Lovely pictures! We have snow and cold, just waiting for spring.


  14. Dear Mariette, what lovely blooms you have and I know how fragrant honeysuckle is - a treat for the hummingbirds! I had one a few years ago, but it is gone, so I am looking for another to plant. You live in such a beautiful climate to have flowers blooming this time of year! We are still in a deep freeze, but it is going to warm up later this week. Maybe we will have daffodils in a few weeks. Enjoy your lovely blooms! Hugs, Karen xx

  15. Dearest Mariette,
    The best thing about Winter is how is brings us out: everything looking gorgeous.
    I having a hot summers time in here.
    Hugs and love to you always!


  16. Dear Mariette,

    You have the most beautiful garden and know how proud you must be, for all your hard work. Loved seeing your gorgeous fragrant honeysuckle and know how heavenly it must be having it in the garden. Also love plants that bring in the birds and bees.
    Enjoy the week

  17. Dear Mariette,here in our country we have Japanese Honeysuckle,that blooms from Spring to Summer!Now in my garden the flowers that are blooming are roses,Cyclamen and begonias!Your garden looks fantastic!Wishing you a lovely day!

  18. Dearest Mariette,

    No I haven't any vines ,I need to plant this spring many flower plants suchlilac,hydrangea,roses,morning glory, include some vines too.
    such amazing those flowers,surely smell good.
    wishing you a beautiful week

  19. I grew up in the South so there were always honeysuckle bushes. Sweet to have while walking along trails and such. My kids were amazed the first time they encountered one during out summer travels to the States and they got to try its sweetness. They also enjoyed picking blackberries -- something that can't be done over here. Best wishes to you, Tammy


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