Plant Spotlight: Boston Ivy / by Brooke

Ok, here we go.  Hello March and spring (ish).  It's about time!  

With spring coming, and summer on its heels, I have been putting together inspiration boards and drawing up landscaping plans.  Lots of stuff coming in.  Exciting stuff!

 

With all that, I have been thinking about my favorites, favorite plants and trees (and favorite ice cream flavors, too but try not to get me started there).  Which lead me to Boston Ivy.

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Boston Ivy is a great vine.  It adds such charm and character to a home.  The foliage is beautiful in the spring and summer, but in the fall it turns a bold, rich red.  Just breathtaking.  And a nice variety to the usual green foliage of other plants.  It is also a fast-mover which is always a bonus.

 

With our cold (ok, freezing) winters, I usually encourage people to plant Boston Ivy on an east or north wall so it is a little more protected.

 

But it does have a nice effect, doesn't it?

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