Climbing Vines

    I've always wanted climbing vines on my house.  I remember reading a book when I was a little girl that pictured a red brick house covered in ivy and how I wanted it.  Yeah, I know, it's bad for the house, but I love it anyway.  There's something so incredible about a wall of green and vines growing up a home. It blurs the line between the home and the land, which is something that the houses I truly love all have in common.

    {Betsy Burnham}

    I attemped to grow jasmine vines up a trellis in front of our house last year but they died in a harsh winter storm.

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    Now I'm holding out for an evergreen clematis, which I grew up all over a fence in our old townhome and really took a beating.  I'm having a hard time finding it again though.  The last garden center I stopped at asking for it looked at me like I was nuts.  :(

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    I would go nutty for this on my front walkway steps:

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    I might try it although I'm not sure if the treads on my stairs are deep enough.

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    Climbing vines give buildings a sense of permanance. 

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    I love it when they completely take over like this:

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    And I cannot get over this ivy-covered turret:

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    And, finally, here's a secret garden:

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    What I wouldn't give for a secret garden.
    If I could completely wall in my backyard with hedges & vines, I would.  I'm a pretty social person but I do love private outdoor spaces.  

    I am soo ready for March's lion to give way to the lamb. 
    It's time.

    Come on Spring!

    xoxo, Lauren

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