Recipes to Use Spring Blooms

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Honeysuckle grows so abundantly that it's sometimes even considered invasive.
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The Souvenir de la Malmaison rose, also known as "Queen of Beauty and Fragrance," blooms throughout the season.
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The 'Madame Hardy' damask rose has a hint of lemon and grows 4 to 6 feet tall.

As colder temperatures subside, antique roses appear on branches left through winter, and honeysuckle vines spread quickly. Older rose cultivars don’t need much pruning — in fact, spring pruning can stunt growth. Honeysuckle grows so prolifically — reaching 8 or 10 or 20 feet — that it’s often considered invasive. The welcoming scent of honeysuckle blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds joins the especially rich fragrance of antique rose cultivars to mark the first signs of spring.

Honeysuckle Syrup Recipe
Rose Water Recipe

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