August 6, 2014 Sheryl @ Flowery Prose Honeysuckle, University of Saskatchewan campus, Saskatoon. Smooth bark is soooo overrated these days! How’s this for “interesting bark texture”? Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPinterestPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
love it! I love my ninebarks in my yard they have interesting bark! Smooth is overated, just like no wrinkles in humans-lol
Ninebarks do have such beautiful bark, don’t they? I love that about the wrinkles…so true! It’s all about character…. 🙂
One of my honeysuckles is starting to look like that. Isn’t bark another interesting feature of shrubs? I have several shrubs in the garden which I have introduced for that feature alone.
I agree – I think bark texture is fascinating…an important element to the aesthetics of the garden!
Is this normal for a honeysuckle?
Yes, as they age. I’ve never seen one quite that “mature” before – it’s quite impressive!
Oh my, how old do you think that honeysuckle is? I love that. I always have to pat bark of trees and shrubs a little when I have the chance…does that make me a tree hugger? I hope so ;0)
LOL I think you may indeed be a treehugger! How wonderful is that? 🙂
The building the honeysuckle is in front of was built in 1948 or 1949 – I think the shrub is at least that old.
Wow! My honeysuckles don’t look like that at all–this must be an old guy!
A senior citizen, for sure!
Cool! The birds around here would have stripped that thing down to nothing for nest making. Plus I bet they’d like the honeysuckle berries.
Food and fibre! It’s rather surprising this particular specimen is still intact.
I was also thinking of birds using those strips for nests, like how crows use strips of wild grape vine bark.
It would be ideal nest-building material, that’s for sure.