Monday, February 9, 2009

I-V for the Ivy

This past summer my friend Lara enticed me with some wine to help her clean up her back yard. Lara works for a wine distributor here in San Francisco, so I knew she would have some goooood samples! So me being a wino of sorts, I of course accepted her offer. :P I was also interested in seeing what kind of plant treasures might be hiding in her yard. There was so much ivy crawling around! We had to clear a lot of it as it took over much of the garden so I went ahead and took some clippings home for rooting. They had been in glass vases for the past 6 months or so. I virtually nursed the Ivy with an I-V!

Tall plants are a minority in my indoor garden, so I decided to create an Ivy column today. My method is rather simple as I simply tied up the Ivy vertically along some bamboo. Perhaps I'll upgrade later and surgically insert a sphagnum moss-filled chicken wire column if I so choose. For now I think she's beee-uuuu-tee-fulll!

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted to do a topiary ivy. However it would have to be outside since I tend to kill indoor plants.