Stairs of Ivy and Guerilla Gardening

stairway covered in a bed of ivy

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Someone still cares for the grounds around this once stately home. The entire stairway and porch is covered in ivy. I thought how nifty the stairs would look if someone, in the dark of night, would trim some of the ivy away, defining the stairs more, make it a work of art.  Wish I lived closer–that “someone” would be me!

There’s an organization called Guerilla Gardening which is all about the war on “neglect and scarcity of public space.”  If you think your neighbor’s yard looks neglected and unloved, sprinkle a few flower seeds there one night.  Is there a median strip overgrown with weeds? Make that your target. Are there weeds growing around the base of a tree or telephone pole? Plant groundcover.  A bus stop over-trodden? Plant some tall spreading perennials. Make the pubic more aware of their surroundings–perhaps they’ll start using trash receptacles. Where can you do some guerrilla gardening?

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU:  The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.  ~Hanna Rion


4 thoughts on “Stairs of Ivy and Guerilla Gardening

  1. What a great idea! Guerilla Gardening. I love it. 🙂

    That ivy is amazing. I actually like it covering the stairs. But I like to see nature encroaching on civilization. Sometimes.

  2. I love the idea… smart effort until you get clobbered by the neighbor for planting wild flowers in their yard. 😆 Oh well, it’s all good and I can’t believe that ivy is everywhere… 😉

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