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Paris vines Paris vines Paris vines Paris vines Paris, vines Paris vines Paris vines I used to be creeped out by vines. When I'd see a house covered with ivy, I'd either think "haunted" or recall that scene from Poltergeist where the tree limb breaks through the window and grabs Robby's leg. Remember that? But since I started to grow flowering vines (clematis, morning glories and climbing roses), I have a whole new appreciation for their beauty. One of the first things I do in the morning is check on their progress, and coax the vines in the direction I want them to grow. I've learned the hard way you have to be really gentle, or risk snapping the tender shoots. I came real close to crying one day when I snapped off the healthiest part of the clematis vine while trying to secure it to the fence. I felt guilty all day. There are so many flowering vines, wisteria and ivy in Paris, and I really enjoyed seeking them out.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by annette

I love the purple little flowers and the blue door. Lovely!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by frenchlogic

I love new-growth green. It is the Springiest of colors. Vines tell such a story about a place. Good luck with yours.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Chaucee

Aw I'm sorry to hear about the vine that was snapped! We used to have them growing around the posts and sides on our gazebos, but since we redid the backyard they're all gone. But they were the prettiest things.

Ps – I just adore the heart on that door!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by La Maison Fou

Boston Ivy is a favorite of mine.
Ir turns a brilliant shade of red in the Fall.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Armchair Parisian

All beautiful, as always. I just planted a bed with ivy a few weeks ago, so I can relate to the every-morning-progress-check, LOL

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by April

The blue door piqued my interest because it is totally sweet… but I adore vines covering things… chairs, houses, walls, trees… they're just wonderful ♥

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Erin Wallace

I love that first picture. I always associated vines with expensive schools and universities and rich people's homes. But I can understand after Poltergeist why they would have creeped you out!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by C.

I love that blue door!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Wahzat Gayle


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Marie-Louise

Know how you feel about the vines. This afternoon a teeny, tiny bird thwacked into my windscreen and I've been feeling guilty all day. Poor hubby had to go on and on about how "it never stood a chance". Got to love him for it.

PS Thanks. Beautiful pics as always.

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