I love box woods....in pots, in the ground, dried and in the house. I like to stick 'em in a big pot and then....are you ready...I put a tomato cage in the the pot upside~down. Then, decoratively paint a little clay pot and put it on the end...like a little garden finial...ta ~ da!
How about a medal square thingy with a chubby little pig and an old wheel barrel with ivy~gone~wild....how 'bout that?
For refreshing fun and whimsy put some fruit in your pots....pears here in the summer~time but in a couple of months I be placing sugar pumpkins in these pots...yes, right on top of the ivy...it is one of my favorite harvest decorations....I also hang bundles of Indian corn in front of our windows like you would a wreath.....I can't wait for fall!
Try placing clay pots of this and that on benches and cool shelves. Here are pots of miniature roses, ivy and rosemary.....lovely.
I place my potted herbs and tomatoes in front of the house...the sun is better out front...and more importantly, I think that it is more interesting. Once again, I used a tomato cage and place that bad boy upside~down....with, of course, a finial.
Well....yes I love ivy. It does, however, have a mind of it's own....creeping here and there and EVERYWHERE...makes my husband nuts....but is it hardy stuff and makes me look like I know what I am doing.....made ya look!
So get some clay pots and some upside~down tomato cages and ivy and box woods and finials and rosemary and tomato plants and roses and herbs and some chubby little cement pigs...and you too may find that your thumb is chartreuse as well.
Smiles ~ Ramona