I first showed you my potted Swedish ivy when I brought it home from the front of my vintage shop.
It had suffered from passersby plucking off cuttings to the point that it kept getting smaller and smaller.
This is what it looked like then, two summers ago. I wrote about it here.
When I showed it here again last fall it had begun to fill out again.
By last summer on the patio it was almost back to its old self.
When the temperatures dipped below freezing overnight a couple of days ago we scrambled out to rescue the potted plants to winter over inside. I knew that the ivy had bloomed a bit the last I had paid attention in the warm weather.
But I was surprised at the ton of growth that had happened in just the last few weeks. Seems the Swedish ivy was loving the cooler temperatures of fall!
Pretty orchid-like delicate blooms cover the vines.
I saw the next morning that one of the vines had broken off. But Swedish Ivy roots quickly in a jar of water and starts up again very easily. Now it's ready for a good plucking! I wish I could give you all a little snippet. . . .
Now I have to go find a good spot for it to hang out for a few months. I always seem to forget about that when the plants come back in again! But it's feeling a bit like springtime again indoors. Thank goodness for such a forgiving plant.
I hope you're enjoying an extra hour today!
Thanks for spending some of it with me.
Now I'm off to do a bit of catching up with you. . . .