Few climbing plants will be found more useful than the old-fashioned Ivy as it grows in any soil and almost any aspect. It is good for covering walls, railings or rustic houses, and makes excellent bordering for walks or a covering for bare spots under trees where few other plants will grow. Should the leaves get dusty, it is a good plan to clip off all the leaves annually, about the end of March or just before the Spring growth begins, and in a few weeks the old leaves will be replaced by a new crop of bright clean foliage.

Propagate by cuttings placed in the open ground in October or November; in a few months they will be rooted and ready to be planted in their permanent places.