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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Creeping through Winter

This Creeping Fig vine ( Ficus pumila) has kept growing through the winter.

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My guess is that the block wall has kept it warm.

It is hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

I am happy to see its new copper-colored leaves in February.

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I love this little creeper.

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