Tuesday, October 11, 2011

English Ivy


I like to plant English Ivy in some of my hanging baskets and pots and enjoy the lovely greenery during the winter months.



The cascading vines are beautiful and you can train them into a topiary form.





10 comments:

Our Country Bungalow said...

I like having some green in the house during the long winter months too. Your ivy looks great!
~cathy

Sherri said...

Donna, I have always loved ivy and I always have a pot or 2 or 3.... around.

Sheila said...

Ivy is so user friendly, you can add seasonal colour in the form of mini pumpkins or red bows etc.
You are lucky it is mild enough to survive winter. Here it would not survive.
Hugs
xx

hundredsofideas said...

We like the ivy for green in the winter too, so much you can do with it!

hundredsofideas said...

We like the ivy for green in the winter too, so much you can do with it!

hundredsofideas said...

We like the ivy for green in the winter too, so much you can do with it!

cottage art shop said...

I love ivy, too. I have a pot that has survived winter after winter and I planted another pot full the other day. Yours is really lovely!

Zuzana said...

I so agree with you Dona, I love any kind of ivy as it is an evergreen.;) Yours is lovely.;))
I have one that i grew from some trimmings from one of my pots a few years back, now it is inside adoring our kitchen window.;) Never knew it was called English Ivy.;))
xoxo

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good morning Donna! I LOVE English ivy and when we lived in Wichita we had it growing all over the front and back of our brick cottage. I've got a small flat of ivy I need to get planted here on the farm but I'm not sure where to put it...it can be so invasive that I have to be careful. I'm not sure how it will do here on the farm but I'm going to give it a try...somewhere. Enjoy yours!
Maura :)

Beverly said...

Ivy is one of my addictions. I have it planted in many pots outside, and I too love that it remains green during the winter.

I often cut mine to use in vases and table arrangements.