Let me start by saying that I have a love-hate relationship with honeysuckle… Amur Honeysuckle to be specific (since it’s invading my yard…I can hear them growing right now). And now I will attempt to tell you why.
I’m fond of the plant for several reasons. The first one being the awesome smell of the flowers during the short period of time they are in bloom. It really is a nice smell, I mean hey.. there’s plenty of artificially honeysuckle-scented things out and about so it must be a good smell.. right? Anyways, the second reason I like this plant is kind of odd. This honeysuckle is usually one of the first shrub to get leaves in the early spring. I like that because it’s like some sort of premature “hang in there.. spring is coming” kind of thing.