The Holly is long gone, the decorations are put away, and the Christmas cookies have been devoured. But the Ivy still lives!
One of my recent posts about Holly and Ivy showed how to make a very simple holiday wreath. On Dec. 6, I placed a few cuttings of Ivy from my front porch planters, along with some store-bought Holly, into a Grape vine wreath.
I placed the clipped ends of the Ivy into a floral water tube (which you can buy at most floral supply or craft stores).
I tucked the water tube into the wreath. (It's barely visible, and was even less so with Holly covering it.)
I had simply hoped to keep it alive through the holidays. But lo and behold, more than a month later and after a few water changes ... we have roots!
I think I'll keep the Ivy going as long as possible in the wreath. Later, I might stick it in a pot with soil for an indoor plant. Or, if it holds on long enough, I'll plant it outside in May.
I wonder if the Ivy in the outdoor pots (still evergreen and alive under the snow and ice!) will survive the next several weeks of winter ...
(I'm linking in a little late with Garden Bloggers' Harvest Day at The Gardening Blog.)