Seasonal Changes of Vine Covered Walls

Well designed and maintained vines on a wall  can improve the appearance of a building by adding texture and beauty. We are fortunate to have some very nice vine-covered walls in the Mt Airy – Chestnut Hill area.  While most people are familiar with the evergreen English Ivy,  Wisteria and Boston Ivy are deciduous  vines that are better suited for building wall covers.

Here is a link to a previous post on Chestnut Hill vine-covered wall. Here are links to: Vine basics,  Use of vines on Buildings

Here are several examples of seasonal changes in  Wisteria and Boston Ivy covered wall in the Chestnut Hill – Mt Airy area.

Robertson in Chestnut Hill has a beautiful Wisteria vine covering the E  Highland Ave side of their  wall. Here are photos of their vine-covered wall in summer and winter of 2011.

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Robertson's Wisteria Wall: Summer 2011

Robertson's Wisteria Wall: Winter - 2011

Staples in Chestnut Hill has a Boston Ivy covered wall. Boston Ivy is also deciduous, so here are summer and winter photos.

Staples Boston Ivy Wall: Summer, 2011

Staples Boston Ivy Wall: Winter - 2011

Laurel Gardens in Chestnut Hill has a Boston Ivy covering a tall building wall.

Laurel Garden's Boston Ivy Wall: Summer - 2011

Laurel Garden's Boston Ivy Wall: Winter - 2011

PENNDOT’s  E Mt Airy Avenue Bridge is actally 2 spans separated by  a large concrete structure that is not very attractive to E Durham Street, Sprague Street E Allen’s Lane neighbors. Vine covering improves the appearance of the north side of the bridge.

PENNDOT's E Mt Airy Ave Bridge Wall, North Side: Summer 2011

PENNDOT's E Mt Airy Ave Bridge Wall, North Side: Winter - 2011. Boston Ivy on left, English Ivy on right.

One response to “Seasonal Changes of Vine Covered Walls

  1. Brava! I love seasonal photos but they require a lot of patience! Thanks for posting these different images.

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