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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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Barbara H.

What killed the ivy? I thought it was impervious to everything, but maybe that's because of so many years in Portland where it was extremely invasive. Even in it's more subtle cloak of greens the rock is beautiful.


One of those special unplanned moments. Sweet color echo and nice textures.

Lisa at Greenbow

I can image how you feel losing the ivy due to it's sentimental value. I think you will like your newly planted area when you get used to seeing it. That rock is a star in the garden for sure, so handsome.

Loree / danger garden

The glitter rock! I love it, and your photos of the ivy.

Linda Brazill

I am quickly getting used to all the things that are gone from the garden or are going. Once the initial shock is over, lots of new possibilities!

Linda Brazill

Luckily I have a lot of memorable items from those grandparents (furniture, china etc). The bigger issue is whether I will like having more than one plant by that rock. I figure I need to give it a while to get used to it. Sometimes I have a million ideas for a spot but it's harder to decide when you weren't planning on doing anything in an area.

Linda Brazill

The ivy did not get totally killed. Lots of surface dieback and some roots and vines seemed dead. There's a bit of new growth but in the past I had to cut out all the dead foliage and stems and then peg the remaining ones into the open areas. It worked but took 2-3 years to get the same kind of lush coverage. Since this is about the third time at least that this has happened, it seems like a good times to make a change. When it was doing well I always had to clip it to keep it from going crazy!

Beth @ PlantPostings

Goodbye, Ivy. Change is always unsettling, but sometimes the new vignette ends up being even better (and it sounds like it will be easier to maintain). I love, love, love your glitter rock!

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

Well that is a fabulous rock.

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