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The things people do with ivy…

June 9, 2013

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.

Ivy yard, Berkeley, California

In photo #2 you will observe a path winding through a cluster of subtle, yet clearly intentional ivy mounds.

ivy mounds

Photo #4: A dead, decapitated tree almost completely colonized by ivy.

ivy tree

Photo #5: This fire hydrant was carefully embedded in a thick blanket of ivy.

ivy fire hydrant

And a photo #6, which I have posted previously: a large telephone pole completely covered in ivy.

ivy telephone pole

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2013 10:08:36 pm

    I guess some people just give up and let the ivy do what it wants after misguidedly planting it in the first place…wise people…assimilate with the borg! 😉

  2. July 11, 2013 10:08:12 pm

    There should be more ivy. Ivy everywhere!

    • July 11, 2013 10:08:16 pm


      • July 12, 2013 10:08:33 am

        Yes, I believe its already begun…. saw it in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week. IVY everywhere at Harvard. Must be that ivy league out of control. . .

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