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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Someone asked about the Virginia Creeper

We,ve had ours for 25yrs,grows on the back of the house(we have ugly brick)and under the bird-bath.
I only recommend it if you have time to keep it in check,or you'll have it everywhere.
It's hubbies baby,so he trims it.
It turns burgundy in the fall,really pretty.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:10 PM
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Thanks, Chico. It looks great on the bird bath. One of the catalogues I got recently from a Plant Nursery actually has it for sale but I think I'll give that a miss. LOL. Don't know whether it'd spread like crazy here or not, and not willing to find out.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 12:06 AM
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I made the mistake of planting it up here along the fence and it went nuts..got into the flower beds close by and after years of trying to kill it with round up I think I finally got it all. I bought it for the red fall colour but I wouldn't get it again. The birds loved to nest in it though. *S*
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Old May 31st, 2011, 04:25 AM
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it grows wild here and has pulled down a few shumacker (spelling) tree's next to us...
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Old May 31st, 2011, 12:55 PM
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my parents had a creeper that they actually brought back from friend's in virginia....it had covered almost their whole back fence, but they had to cut it all down when that wind storm we had a while back knocked down the fence! so sad, it was in great shape too.
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I kind of like it,but you cannot let it grow out of shape,I have a picture here somewhere with the fall-colors,got to look for it..here it is with Rocky,when he was just young.
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