When I was growing up, we lived in a house that had the most beautiful green ivy growing up the columns across the front of our house.  It added such a nice freshness to the exterior and really added some eye catching curb appeal.  Of course, my mother was a master gardener, so our yards always looked like a beautiful park.  I remember when we sold that house and drove by it after the new owners moved in.  I thought my mother was going to have a heart attack when she saw that they cut down all of the beautiful ivy! It really looked awful and we would cringe every time we drove past it.  While this look isn't right for every home, I think it can be really pretty climbing up the exterior of a home like this one below.  



Marianne Simon