Fig on his Face

You told me this would happen. (Peggy Joan, Eliza, Robyn)

I wrote a post on how much I loved my cute, little creeping fig climbing up the carport wall.( Look at it now)

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You warned me that it would get sneaky and slither everywhere.

I looked away for a moment. (Okay, maybe a couple months.)

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I looked back and poor little Moss had fig on his face.

I guess it will cover little Lily next.

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Then make its way around the truck tires.

You tried to warn me that this cute, little vine was a creeper.

The heart wants what the heart wants. Even if it is bad for the statuary. (My bad.)

Creeping fig. Another ivy, only cuter.

Sigh!

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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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I Love the Creep

I knew when I saw one, that I must have one clinging to my wall.

The high part of the carport wall has looked barren for years.

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Now it has a creeping fig/ Ficus pumila to add color and interest.

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I have not tried to guide or train this in any way.

It is interesting seeing how it hugs the cracks and flattens against the rough surface.

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I love that the new leaves have various colors.

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Some has slithered over the top.

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Where will it go now?

I love the creep!

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