Have you ever tasted honeysuckle?

About 12 feet of our fence is covered in honeysuckle.  We cut the vines off each year, but we let them grown and bloom in the spring for the bees and because we enjoy the smell.  And when it's in full bloom I have to admit that I go over ever now and again and pull out that one little drop of sweetness for myself. I'm not sure I've ever let Donald see me do that. And I'm not sure when in my childhood I learned about it.

We didn't plant this, like the dogwoods that bloom in my woods it was naturally occurring when we moved here and we've enjoyed it. 

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Comment balloon 25 commentsTammy Lankford, • May 01 2016 09:18PM


I bet it is beautiful but I have never tasted it but I imagine with the name it is sweet.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 4 years ago

I'm not sure I've ever even seen honeysuckle let alone taste it.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

We girls with southern roots need to stick together! Honeysuckle is a wonderful treat - glad you are tasting it! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 4 years ago

Good morning Tammy. No I have never even seen honeysuckle up close. Neat it was there.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

I don't believe that I have ever tasted honeysuckle, what does it taste like?  Is it really sweet?

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 4 years ago

Good morning Tammy - Beautiful pic and I bet the scent of honeysuckle throught the season is wonderful.

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 4 years ago

No I haven't. I didn't even know their existed the option. LOL

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 4 years ago

We've got honeysuckle too - I'll have to sip a little nectar. Take a cue from the hummingbirds, right?  It's almost ready to bloom...

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 4 years ago

When I was a kid, a neighbor who lived down 4 doors, had a Honeysuckle hedge that ran along the side of his house.  I use to love to suck on the blossoms.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Brings back great memories of childhood. We had plenty of Honeysuckles in the neighborhood. We all used to suck the blossoms. I would be surprised if we left any for the bees.

Posted by Rebecca Lewis (ODAT Realty Services, Inc) over 4 years ago

Sharon Lee yes ma'am it is

Roger D. Mucci I wonder if it only grows in the southern part of the country? I'm gonna have to look that up now.

Lise Howe I bet I have plucked the juice witht that stem from hundreds at a sitting as a kid.

Sheila Anderson I'll have to do a real close up of the drop of yummy goodness tonight and post that.



Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Brian England just a hint of sweetness I guess.  

Dagny Eason at this stage in my life the smell is much more enjoyable than the work of getting to the little drop of nectur and it does smell wonderful.

Sharon Tara I'll have to detail in a photo how that works.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD they are smart little birds

Myrl Jeffcoat I also now enjoy watching the birds and bees enjoy it too.

Rebecca Lewis My grandmother would make us stop with a few and "leave it for the bees and birds"

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Hi Tammy Lankford, No, but we had a huge Honeysuckle in our back yard that our dog ate, right down to the roots.  I guess it must taste good.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

Tammy, I like your picture of the honeysuckle but I have never experienced a taste of this plant. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 4 years ago

I have absolutely sucked the one little drop of sweetness out of a honeysuckle before!  They aren't very prevalent here in Arizona but I had neighbors in Michigan that had one. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago

Good morning Tammy. I like the smell much more that the taste. When in full bloom, pretty amazing as you know.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Tammy, had honeysuckles growing up too, and for whatever reason, do not have any now.   Love the smell!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Hi Tammy -- I haven't tasted honeysuckle...I'm not even sure I've ever seen it.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

I have never tasted honesuckle Tammy Lankford, but I do love its scent!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

Aloha Tammy, I can't recall if I've tasted it before but for some reason it seems very familiar and I'm getting a sweet watery taste along with the sent of honeysuckle.

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) over 4 years ago

What an enjoyable read! I've never tasted fresh honeysuckle straight off the vine. Sounds delicious!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 4 years ago

Hello Tammy ...

I also remember doing this when I was younger in the Midwest, great taste!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 4 years ago


 I used to do that as a child, now I so enjoy the smell of honeysuckle it is just pure joy! Have a great Mother's Day weekend!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 4 years ago

Tammy, honeysuckle is the one smell I dearly LOVE.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 4 years ago