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.
It is interesting to see the striking use frequently made of this common creeper abroad, in letting it fall in immense sheets over walls, banks, bridges, and the like. On each side of the Palace of Schonbrunn there is a private garden which is completely enclosed on the three outer sides by a high and roomy covered way of iron trellis-work. The whole of this in both gardens is completely sheeted with the Virginian Creeper - immense walls of rich and glowing colors. It was, indeed, the only thing in the great French garden there, or of what was seen from it, that deserved any praise. - Garden.