Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vines Gone Wild

House to owner, "Help me. I can't breathe." This is what happens when you relax your vine clipping guard.

5 comments:

friendandfaux said...

that takes the "green roof" concept over the edge

pilgrimscottage said...

Hmmm...been wishing my vines recently planted by my cottage would grow a little faster. But, not that fast! Good reminder to keep those trimmers handy. Love the posts!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I love an ivy covered cottage, and lots of vines on a house!
However... I lived in a brownstone covered with ivy in my 20's and the vines were infected with brown recluse spiders!
I found this out when I got a giant bite.... kind of took the fun out of ivy covered buildings for me!!! :)


Great picture Rosemary.
xxx
Alison

Bonnie said...

Looking at the color on the roof it almost looks like virginia creeper. I have it growing all over the place. I think it is as aggressive as kudzu.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in a modest red brick home my parents had built. A passionate gardener, my father soon had ivy creeping up the walls and covering a good bit of the brick not unlike many of the homes in our neighborhood. We all thought it charming until . . . word went out that ivy could undermine bricks and mortar. One day while my mother, brother, and I were out, Dad tore down his precious ivy. All of it. So shocked and upset with him, we at first couldn't see how sad he was, too. He allowed a little bit to grow back under his careful watch.
Linda