Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lonicera purpusii

Lonicera purpusii   We bought this one years ago because it promised that it would bloom in January.  Well, it probably blooms in January somewhere, but until this year's unseasonable warm weather, it always waited until March or so to present us with flowers - just about the time when everything else was competing for attention.  This year though, it has popped out right on time and makes its persence known by it's sweet, lovely scent, long before you get close enough to actually see the blooms.  It requires a walk to the back of the gardens, just past the cactus scree, but well worth the walk.  A branch is gracing our dining table now, so for the next few very cold days I can enjoy it without freezing my toes and fingers.

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