English Ivy question---please don't YELL at me.
I know that English Ivy is a big no no in many areas (I've seen the posts). I was reading "The Gardening Book for Ohio" by Denny McKeown and it states "in my opinion ivy makes one of the best ground covers....english ivy will not compete with trees and shrubs in the landscape....ivy unlike some of it's cousins has a central root system that allows it to get along with tree roots. You can plant ivy roots between the tree roots and the vine will grow and cover them" O.K. I'm flippin confused!!!!! Is Ivy just a "bad boy" out west?? in the longer growing season??
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