“How right it is to love flowers and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges; they have been with us from the very beginning.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
“The graceful ivy, clasping the oak that supported it, would form a whole in which strength and beauty would be equally conspicuous.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
“Oh roses for the flush of youth, And laurel for the perfect prime; But pluck an ivy branch for me Grown old before my time.” ~ Christina Rossetti
Have you ever actually tried to break off a piece of ivy? It isn’t so much pluck as we’re going to need a bigger angle grinder, Christina.
Other common names
common English ivy
ivy gum plant
No, I hadn’t either.