Thursday, November 11, 2010

Colorful Ivy

I have always wanted Boston Ivy growing on my house. For many years we lived in a house with cedar shingle siding and that is not where you want to grow any kind of clinging ivy that can pry off the shingles. Our home in SJC is stucco and in my opinion can benefit from a little softening that comes from growing ivy on it. I know there are some people that would cringe when they see this because it can ruin a paint job, but I don't care, I love it. I especially love it in the fall when the leaves turn color and signal the changing seasons, like now. Makes me happy!


Scented Leaf said...

I like the reddish foliage tones in the fall, too.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Sheila I love my ivy too .. it is amazing what degrees of colour it will display with almost every individual leaf in fact .. it looks lovely on your stucco : )