We have three regular honeysuckles in the yard and one evergreen honeysuckle. I will post pictures of the evergreen honeysuckle separately.
The purple-leaf honeysuckle is on the front of the house, and it bloomed in early June. The variegated honeysuckle and the late Dutch honeysuckle are both on the swing. The variegated honeysuckle bloomed in May, and the late Dutch honeysuckle is blooming right now (it has been blooming since June).
purple-leaf honeysuckle: Lonicera japonica ‘Purpurea’:
variegated honeysuckle: Lonicera periclymenum ‘Harlequin’:
late Dutch honeysuckle: Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’:
We have three willows in the garden: one in the swamp and two in the cat garden area. The willow in the swamp is a black pussy willow, so I’m posting pictures of it from February that show its fuzz. I may add more recent photographs of that willow after I weed the area (but it is in February when it looks interesting). The pictures of the other two willows are from spring and summer.
I see some pruning in the future, especially for the two willows in the cat garden. Actually, I’m not super fond of the shape of the black pussy willow, so maybe sometimes I’ll prune it down too.
You can see other views of two of the willows in this recent post about the cat garden.
black pussy willow: Salix gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’:
purple willow: Salix purpurea Nana’:
golden curls corkscrew willow: Salix matsudana ‘Golden Curls’:
purple willow: Salix purpurea ‘Nana’ and golden curls corkscrew willow: Salix matsudana ‘Golden Curls’: