Thursday, May 29, 2014

English Ivy

I have always loved photos of English gardens
with manicured expanses of ivy like this:

I have a few different types of ivy growing around my house,
most of it confined to small planters.
One is a small-leaf  variegated ivy that never gets as green or as white 
or as thick as I want it to.
It looks a lot like the one in  this photo,
which is identified on the web site 
as hedera helix "golden child,"
which would explain a lot:

Variegated ivy.jpg
Photo credit: Molly Glentzer

Another is a light green small-leafed ivy which also underperforms, 
so they must be related.
more ivy stories.

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