About six months ago or so, I bought a little 'Small Leafed Green Pixie
Dixie' Ivy from Home Depot. It has now reached the point where it needs
some support for the vines and needs repotted badly. A problem I've run
up against before is this: When you have a vining plant and you put a
trellis or trellis like structure in the pot, there comes a time when
it outgrows that trellis. So, what do you do? Do you just keep cutting
it back and keep it small enough for that trellis? Do you put a large
trellis/support structure in there when it's small and let it look
silly for a couple of years or more until it fills it all out? Or do
you spend hours gently unwinding it from the 'old' trellis and then
rewinding it onto the 'new' one?
"All a parent, *any* parent, can do is give
it their best shot, right or wrong. The
actual outcome rests on so many variables,
no single person can assume responsibility,
blame or praise for whatever happens....
We've got to remember not to try to shoulder
the blame for what other people do...."