Ivy at different stages

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8ps
Three different looking leaves but the same plant. All in a 1920’s French wine jug. This is English Ivy, a trailing or climbing vine that can grow to heights of 20 to 80 feet. Most ivy varieties grow in any kind of soil, don’t tolerate direct sun, and grow fairly quickly making it important to control as it can become invasive in time.
In the juvenile stage the leaf is palmate and variegated …
OR plain green. These were all on the same stem. (variegated and then plain green at the end of the stem)
This is at the adult stage an unlobed cordate leaf with the soft blue-black berries gone. The berries have all been eaten by the birds in my garden. None left! These ordinary leaves grow in the crowns of trees exposed to full sun. Mine are at the top of a high fence.

The Robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, ever to show off. Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a Robin when he shows off – and they are nearly always doing it.

Frances Hodgson Burnett
But, like ivy, we grow
where there is room for us.
Miranda July Quote.


To those who kindly read my posts I will not be posting so regularly from now on.

4 thoughts on “Ivy at different stages

  1. Lovely, as usual. Ivy always reminds me of Helderberg- that gum tree with a coat of ivy in the garden by Anderson Hall.


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