There's nothing quite like the heady scent of honeysuckle on the vine!
It's been almost ten years since my mom passed away...and we received many arrangements of flowers from friends and family at the time. My sister-in-law brought us a lovely planter...containing a purple clematis and a golden honeysuckle. Long after the cut flowers were gone...my potted plants bloomed on.
I decided to plant them in front of our bulk gas tank...together with a climbing hydrangea. The idea was that one day they would cover-up the unsightly gas tank...and make something beautiful out of an eye-sore.
Well...for the first few years they never showed much promise. And then we moved down the road...and the kids moved onto the farmyard. And I haven't paid much attention since.
But the other day...when the honeysuckle demanded that I take a closer look...I realized that the gas tank cover-up was almost 'mission accomplished'.
My mom loved flowers...and could take any desolate spot and brighten it up with blooms. She'd be quite happy to see the honeysuckle blooming on the fuel tank.
If something in your world is not so lovely...plant a honeysuckle! Or...at least take a whiff...it will brighten your day.