This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The common Virginia Creeper is one of the most beautiful and best known of ornamental vines, and its habit of clinging of its own accord to walls and trees renders it particularly useful in ornamental gardening. But it is questionable whether the Japan species A. Vietchii is not a rival to it. It will not, of course, replace it, for each will have lovers of its own for some purposes or other, but still without any special comparisons, it is intrinsically beautiful. We are moved to these remarks by a photograph of the dwelling house of Mayor Conover, of Geneva, the walls of which are covered by this vine. It must be a beautiful sight when really seen, for the stereoscopic view alone is particularly attractive.