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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rusty Charm and Ivy


English and Swedish Ivys are such easy going plants that having them in pots almost feels like cheating. Swedish ivy in particular is a well loved homey plant. So loved that I had to bring it home from the shop where practically every passerby plucked off a stem to root. My lovely plant started out lush and large and got smaller and smaller! At first I didn't mind at all, and then I finally wanted to behave like the apple tree in the Wizard of Oz and slap somebody! Oh my!





Now it's getting a well deserved R&R among the rusty garden antiques. I can't explain why there is such romance in rusty old things, but like a persecuted plant they seem to need retirement in a garden. And since I don't devote time to cultivating flowers at the moment, my rusty artifacts are a charming stand in.













































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Jacqueline



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24 comments:

  1. Hi J,
    I never knew about Swedish Ivy, it's very pretty, and I am glad you brought it home for some R&R, OH MY (cracked me up!)!! LOVE the rusty tin ceiling panel, you find great pretties down there! The watering can line up is fab!!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  2. wonderful photos.
    love the vignettes you put together
    blessings
    barbara jean

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  3. I never knew about Swedish Ivy either but I'm going on a hunt to the nursery tomorrow! I think I need to end every day by reading your blog. You love all the things I love and everything is so beautiful I take a deep breath and relax. What a lovely way to punctuate my day.

    Robin

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  4. Ive not heard of Swedish ivy either...fun to learn about...nice pics, as usual :)

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  5. The old items look great with the trailing plants. Lovely photos.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  6. So very pretty ~ I hope your swedish ivy makes a full recovery.
    Cindy

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  7. Beautiful! What a great idea, you've created a little corner with delicious!
    I love the old metal containers, watering cans in my collection I have some very nice! ^_^
    Hugs!

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  8. Swedish Ivy was about the only houseplant I had in the late 60's & early 70's! I haven't thought about them until you brought it up here. What a trip down Memory Lane...

    I wonder if I can find it anywhere locally?

    I could "move in" to your garden. It is def. my style!

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  9. Love the vignette. Wish I had a milk can like yours.

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  10. Thanks for reminding me to water my English Ivy, it's been a while, thank goodness they are hearty plants! Love all the containers you have the plants in, my mom grew the Swedish ivy!

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  11. you always put your posts together so whimsical and fun...loved it and love your photos.

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  12. We adore the rusty patina with the green plants. Time worn patinas always make us happy!
    Have a great Friday!
    Angela and Renee

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  13. Dear Jacqueline,

    I have seen a lot of blog traffic coming from your blog to mine, and discovered that I have been given the honour to appear on your "current intrigues" list - thank you so much, it is a real honour!

    You have such a lovely blog with a wonderful vintage feel. This post is right up my street and not just because of the "Swedish ivy" :-), but all the rusty items, the zinc, the... all of it!

    Wishing you a lovely summer and again, thank you!

    Helena

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  14. You give me so many nice ideas. Great photos.

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  15. I just love your pictures! So much inspiration and lovely things...
    Have a nice weekend!
    Titti

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  16. I have always wanted ivy, but I'm afraid it will grow in to the walls, but I love the look of it. What a perfect combination of rust, zinc and ivy, love it!
    Have a great weekend!
    XXX Ido

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  17. I heart rust very much. I have not seen that particular ivy in a very long time. So glad you rescued it from the many hands.

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  18. Beautiful photos. I've never seen Swedish Ivy before; it's a lovely plant. And your rusty artifacts are charming.

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  19. Love your tin watering cans. Your poor ivy probably wanted to slap a few hands too!
    Blessings~

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  20. Love all of your galvanized and enamel yummies!! A delight for the eye filled to the brim with lovely ivy!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  21. Your ivy looks beautiful in these vintage containers.

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  22. Jacqueline, I can't believe people would just help themselves to pieces of your plant! It's a good thing you brought it home while there was still any plant left. I love the old watering cans and buckets. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  23. Love the photos,,,
    as always!
    Whish you a nice week
    Kathrine

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