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Thursday
Feb212013

Ivy

When I was growing up, we lived in a house that had the most beautiful green ivy growing up the columns across the front of our house.  It added such a nice freshness to the exterior and really added some eye catching curb appeal.  Of course, my mother was a master gardener, so our yards always looked like a beautiful park.  I remember when we sold that house and drove by it after the new owners moved in.  I thought my mother was going to have a heart attack when she saw that they cut down all of the beautiful ivy! It really looked awful and we would cringe every time we drove past it.  While this look isn't right for every home, I think it can be really pretty climbing up the exterior of a home like this one below.  

 

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Reader Comments (5)

I agree that it looks so pretty. I once had a pest control guy tell me that trees and shrubs should never touch the house. I wonder if this would be a problem?

Super pretty though.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

LOVE the look of ivy growing on a facade. We have it planted in several places on our house and its starting to take off...gives a home such character. I can imagine your mothers reaction..some people just 'don't get it". Enjoy your day!

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthe enchanted home

Marianne,
I love a house covered in ivy....I think I would have had a heart attack too! It's funny, the curb appeal was probably what sold the house and then they took it away.
annie

February 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterl o v e l y t h i n g s

I love this Ivy idea because I love all things 'English'! It looks like something you would see in London!

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Marshall

Hi Marianne,

I am WAY behind but I was so excited to open my magazine on the plane and see you right there in HGTV magazine. Just wanted to say it looked great and congratulations!!!!

xx,

Marianne

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne Strong

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