The things people do with ivy…
People and ivy (Hedera helix) can make an odd combination. Here are a few recent photos I’ve taken around neighborhoods in the Berkeley hills illustrating a few diverse examples of how people put ivy to use in the suburban landscape.
In the photo #1 have an extreme example of the ivy dominated landscape. The purpose/function of the cubic protrusion in the middle was unclear.
In photo #2 you will observe a path winding through a cluster of subtle, yet clearly intentional ivy mounds.
Photo #4: A dead, decapitated tree almost completely colonized by ivy.
Photo #5: This fire hydrant was carefully embedded in a thick blanket of ivy.
And a photo #6, which I have posted previously: a large telephone pole completely covered in ivy.