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California doesn't have a lot of native vines. Only a couple. California Honeysuckle is not like the some of the exotic honeysuckles that can scale a chain link fence in a season. It's a nice rambling groundcover or can be trained to grow up a support. I have seven of them along my back fence with a trellis behind each one. As soon as they reach the top of the fence I'll string wire from trellis to trellis to encourage it to grow up and across, giving us a little bit more privacy. California honeysuckle is happiest with its roots in the shade and the top of the plant in the sun. A little water and it grows fast. Not much water and it still grows. Hummingbirds love these flowers.

Once again, not really much brainstorming went on. I was just trying to get a draft of a poem together because, well, it's late and I'm tired and I know I can revise these under less pressure. :) It's not quite right but it captures the direction I want to go.


California Honeysuckle

roots hide in shade, cool
vining fingers search for sun
hummingbirds rejoice

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 18, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009


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April 19th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
It's purple! How cool - 'round here honeysuckle is pale, pale yellow.
April 22nd, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Yep. I love this vine.
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April 22nd, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
April 21st, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Anything with hummingbirds gets my yes vote.
April 22nd, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm a big hummingbird fan too. I hope to get some to nest in our yard someday...once the plants are grown.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

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