Sleeping, Creeping, Leaping

One of my garden mantras is “Never ever plant ivy.”

I may have to add another vine in there.

I love my Creeping Fig, Ficus pumila.

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The first year here, it seemed to be sleeping.

Last year it began creeping over the wall.

This year it has leaped onto pots and statuary.

I took these two photos seven days apart.

I still love this vine, but too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.

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11 thoughts on “Sleeping, Creeping, Leaping

    1. I will pull and trim it in the fall. Right now I am using it to mark the time. I feel like my life is standing still, but the vine keeps on creeping across everything in its path. It keeps progressing…so should I. Thanks Peggy

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  1. I planted ivy once. It spread. Years later, my children and I put on boots and waded into the ivy patch and attacked it. We chanted ” Never, ever plant ivy” as we worked. It took months of cutting, pulling and spraying to get rid of it. It is an enemy like crown vetch, kudzu…

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