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Boston Ivy puts on a show

Boston Ivy on a brick apartment building in south Minneapolis. Stunning!

Boston Ivy on a brick apartment building in south Minneapolis. Stunning!

The classic look of ivy covered walls really comes to life in the fall, when adorned with Boston Ivy.

Boston Ivy is a long-lived, rather fast growing perennial vine, and a great choice if you want the ivy-walled look. It’s perfect on this brick apartment building a happened upon in south Minneapolis. I wouldn’t recommend it if you have a wooden structure, as the tendrils will eventually damage the wood and make paint jobs even more of a pain in the neck.

I do have a patch growing on my six-foot privacy fence in my backyard. It softens the appearance of the fence and is fairly easy to control with a rip and a tear here and there.

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2 thoughts on “Boston Ivy puts on a show

  1. wow looks great stuff. nice photo have a boston ivy but it has already shed its leaves but was wonderful, best time of the year at the moment when the sun shines and the leaves glow, it good to be a gardener hey. would love it if you got the chance to look at this site and give me your opinion http://www.gardeningcareblog.com

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