1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

OT Honeysuckle Vines

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Mike G, May 4, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mike G

    Mike G Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    90
    My wife brought home three honeysuckle vines from the nursery today to plant along lattice panels on our patio. A neighbor told me that these plants are a curse and I would regret ever planting them, just curious if anyone has had any experience with these plants and what your thoughts are.

    Mike
     
  2. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,939
    Make sure you have a very well built lattice panels. If you don't, it'll pull it down.

    I don't think I'd want it next to my house, but I have a fence row that is just covered with it. The evening air is just sweet with the smell during the summer. I like it, almost as much as the bees do.

    ss
     
  3. Fast Oil

    Fast Oil TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    918
    Many states have an eraditcation programs for honeysuckle

    http://www.ipaw.org/invaders/honeysuckle/Honeysuckle.pdf
     
  4. blkcloud

    blkcloud Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,308
    Actually honey bees dont work honey suckles.. their "tongue" isnt long enough to reach the nectar.. the honey suckle vine is pretty and has really nice sweet smell when the flowers bloom... I cant wait to smell them..
     
  5. Haskins Bill

    Haskins Bill TS Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    777
    Check out your state's land grant college's extension website for Ohio it is ohioline.osu.edu tons of info on invasive Honesuckle and others. trouble is nuseries just don't care and spread these things arond the country. Bill
     
  6. TEXASZEPHYR

    TEXASZEPHYR Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    841
    Location:
    TEXAS
    It's ok if you can keep it in control. I can't keep it under control by mowing or trimming. have it for about 3 years, round-up it, clean up the mess and start over.

    Bob
     
  7. porky

    porky TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,267
    Honey suckle will grow beyond the lattice and attach itself to your house. Best to keep it away from the house because any crack or opening will have the vine grow into and attach itself. You will habe to scape or sand the areas that it has attached and repaint.
     
  8. Mike G

    Mike G Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    90
    The vines we have are promoted or advertised actually as "Trumpet Vines" so I am guessing they are the Trumpet Honeysuckle variety. Thanks.

    mIke
     
  9. SeldomShoots

    SeldomShoots Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,800
    Location:
    Indiana
    If you ever see lots of vine like stuff growing on woven wire fences or along fence rows, that is honeysuckle and it is way to prolific for me to like.

    John E.
     
  10. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    7,794
    I have two on fences. They smell great, but must be cut back a couple times a year. I just use a hedge trimmer and give the vines a light cut. It keeps them in check.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.