The Virginia Creeper we have on a trellis on the south side of the house has grown exceptionally well this year.
Matter of fact, I think my husband might be a smidge afraid of it. He has suggested more than once that I cut it back to keep it a little more under control. See the window box in the above picture? There is a window above the window box. Really. It's our bathroom window.
This is what it looks like when you walk into our bathroom in bright daylight. The Virginia Creeper effectively blocks nearly all light from coming in the window.
To the right of the trellis, it's trying to get a foothold up on the roof plus making a run for our bedroom double window. (I know hubby is hoping for a killing frost before it shuts out all light into the bedroom as it's done in the bathroom.)
Looking to the left from outside, I think the door could become welded shut by the tendrils if the vine had a couple more months to grow.
This is the view from inside the house. The door still swings easily open and shut as the vine is only attached (so far) to the top screen on the door. I think it looks pretty neat. Almost as if I planned it that way.
If I can just keep the pruning shears hidden from my husband, I can enjoy all this natural decoration for another month or so. (Hee-hee-hee.)
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