Wednesday, February 16, 2011

159. E is for English ivy

English Ivy, Hedera helix
When we lived in Montreal,  I actually bought a pot of English ivy as a houseplant. 

Here in Vancouver, English ivy is a very invasive plant and a serious threat in the garden.
ABC Wednesday

8 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

lovely ivy.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kay L. Davies said...

It can be lovely, as Roger says, and of course its invasiveness depends on the climate. In cold climates, it is a very nice houseplant, because it is pretty.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Donnie said...

I have one plant up north that I twine around a garden stake. I do have to watch it though so it doesn't do some traveling.

Renegades said...

What a pretty picture of the English ivy.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's very interesting, I didn't know the plant's name, and I think it would be beautiful in a vase.But as you said, it's a problem for gardeners in Vancouver.
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

EG Wow said...

I guess the milder weather allows it to grow rampantly in your area! I can hardly grow it here in my pat of Ontario.

Halie said...

lovely, and i hope it won't be much of a threat in your garden.

nathalie
abc wednesday team

John said...

Perfect entry for E.

Easter Eggs is my post for E, hope you can drop by.