Goddess of the Garden ~ Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle Flowers
Honeysuckle Flowers in Bloom from My Garden

Honeysuckles are fragrant flowers that exude sweet nectar. Picking a fresh honeysuckle flower and sucking the small bits of honey out of it used to be a joy of my childhood summer outings. This sweet goddess is the nourisher of bees and hummingbirds, a beneficial herbal medicine for summer heat and a must have for fragrant flower fans.

17 Comments

  • By Hari Chandana, June 11, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Wow.. So pretty.. Beautiful picture !!

  • By sonia, June 11, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    I’ve been dreaming of seeing a picture of your garden as a whole :) )

  • By mustardseed, June 11, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Indira,
    You must have one sweet smelling backyard! Beautiful pictures!

  • By Anuradha, June 12, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Thanks for giving me a chance to cherish my childhood memories. I almost forgot the experience of sucking the not only sweet but fragrant nectar from the downside of the tubular corolla. We used to eat the flowers of seethaphalam and gulmohur. We even used to eat the bitter sweet neem fruits…:) Those were the days…

  • By Fathima, June 12, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Yes I remember this flower and the sweetness on one drop of nectar on the tongue. Chasing butterflies, catching dragonflies and tying them to the string.. I really pity the present generation, we had such a relaxed childhood, nowadays – competition, tension, Poor things.

  • By sandhya, June 12, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Hi Indira, Honeysuckle is a Bach flower remedy also, which can cure one from feelings of regrets about the past. It is also said that if u take honeyusckle remedy daily, then u wont do anything u regret: http://www.bachflower.com/38_Essences.htm

  • By Ashwini Vanmali, June 14, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    they look like butterflies:)

  • By Anu, June 16, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    How divine!

  • By Narayan, June 18, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Looks gorgeous. I never grew up in temperate climates, but had my share of tropical Cape Honeysuckle – orange flowers. Lovely memories.

  • By Linda, June 19, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    Your photos are so lovely Indira! Happy to see your garden growing :)

  • By Rinku Naveen, June 20, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    you have a beautiful blog!

  • By Indira, June 20, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    It is so good to read fellow flower fan notes. Thank you for your comments.

    Linda: Who knew writing about flower goddesses would bring a visit from Michigan goddess? :)

  • By swati, July 7, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    simply beautiful

  • By swati, July 7, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Looks great

  • By Malli's Mint and Mimosas, July 22, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Such delicate, calming and beautiful flowers…

  • By hema, June 1, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    Indira Singari garu

    Honey suckle flowers ni telugulo MADHUMATHI antarani thelusa ? entha chakkani pero kadu. Your garden is en eye feast , indeed.

  • By Annie, June 11, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    they r so lovely.

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