At nearly eight feet high, this potted standard of 'Gloire de Marengo' ivy is an immense showstopper at the end of a long pathway. It's never so lush and wild as in early Fall, after a Summer of basking in dappled sun and heat.
In the rush as well as relaxation of Summer, I didn't get to the clipping, and streamers of new growth have cascaded nearly to the ground. I also didn't notice that some other growth has emerged this season, and in the opposite directon: Up. This ivy had finally started growing as an adult.