So, this is the year that I am going to try to grow some vines around the exterior of my house. I want it to look as cottage-y & storybook as possible.
If I had it my way I would have ivy growing up every exterior wall & crevice.
However, my DH has very bad memories of our first home & cleaning dead ivy off the brick with a power hose for hours upon hours. He also doesn’t want it to creep into the foundation.
So, I’m trying to get the look with planters and other viney-looking plants. I must admit that I have no idea what I am doing, but I do know the look I want. All this to say, I’ve been looking at getting a trellis and love this one from Terrain. Not alway the cheapest place to buy acessories for the home, but every once in a while they carry something that is special and worth it.
I want something that looks natural until all the ivy, ahem, flowery vines grow up it. I know I must have some green thumb readers out there. Any tips on how to get vines to grow? I’m trying to get something like this. Easier said than done?