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Keeping in Going

January 19th, 2017

I mentioned last fall that I potted up some kennilworth ivy to bring indoors over the winter in case the stuff in my rock walls didn’t survive the winter. It started out as a small bit in a large pot and now it’s taking over the indoor garden area!
kennilworth ivy
I need to fill a cell flat with soil and put this pot beside it so that it will spill over and start growing out into the plugs. Then in early summer I’ll have nice little plugs of kennilworth ivy to put in the rock walls around the house.
Even if it doesn’t survive the winter here in Maine, it’s easy enough to do this each year to have this wonderful little plant blooming in the rock walls all summer and into early winter.

What’s your favorite creeping plant? 

4 Comments to “Keeping in Going”
  1. Martha on January 19, 2017 at 8:34 am

    How long have you had this plant in your wall? No fears of its invasive nature?

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    • Susy on January 30, 2017 at 9:39 am

      It’s not invasive in our area, it rarely survives the winter.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on January 19, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Susy, any thing that creeps is pretty much a weed in my mind. Bind weed, creeping Jenny, and all the other vine plants are the only ones that I know. I did once have Sedum in my rock wall by the front door but I took out the rock wall and replaced it with a nicer looking retaining block wall. Best of luck with your ivy this summer.

    Have a great indoor ivy survival day. Do you have any seeds started yet? Mine will get start around Valentine’s Day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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  3. Chris on January 19, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I love Kennilworth Ivy too as it grows like wildfire here in the PNW but yet isn’t invasive and doesn’t need any special care! I love it’s teeny tiny dainty flowers! :)
    I also really love Bacopa and Lobelia for planters! There is a variety of Bacopa now with lime green foliage, which is my favorite and many colors of Lobelia!
    The list goes on!

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