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.
- Published on Feb 27, 2017
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