Thinking about Vines

5 years ago we moved into our new home. While we love our layout and inside features, some aspects of our exterior has always bugged me. One of those being the space between the garage and the master suite windows…it’s just kinda large, flat and very BLAH.

Recently I’ve been noticing houses with vines creeping up them, and I’m thinking this might be a perfect solution to fill in some of that space.

Look how pretty this example is:

I’m thinking more of a flowering vine, instead of ivy…what do you guys think?

Have any of you any idea how I’d do this? Also, do plants like the one above loose all their leafs and flowers in the winter? Another concern is will this increase the amount of spiders and other creepy crawlies inside? If any of you is schooled in such things, please advise!

Ps. Have have a wonderful weekend!

6 Responses to “Thinking about Vines”

  1. Andrea Says:

    Even ivy dies in the winter, but that inspiration shot is beautiful. If you could add something with depth to that space it could add some symmetry to the front, to balance the roofline on the right. Lovely home!

  2. Bri Says:

    Soooo nice! I think you have to be careful with stucco. I have heard the vines can actually pull the stucco right off. Just something to look into.

  3. LB Says:

    Although I don’t know the answers to your questions, you might try asking a good nursery. I hope it works out for you. I love the look of both ivy and flowering vine. Good luck!

  4. Sarah Says:

    Great input, thanks ladies. I’ll for sure have to look into the whole stucco thing. Thanks again!

  5. Cynthia Says:

    How about a pergola over the garage doors? I LOVE pergola’s :)

  6. Sarah Says:

    Vines are a good way for rodents to access the eves of your house. I worked for a pest control company for a short time and the first thing we told people with rodent problems was cut back all the vines around their house. That being said, I love the inspiration picture!