|The vibrant red leaves look stunning against the white building|
But back to my main search. I think I was most interested in confirming that the vine that I had studied all summer climbing outside one of my office windows was not the five-leafed poison oak which it resembles, but actually Virginia Creeper. Now with brilliant burgundy-red leaves, this vine catches my attention each time I pass by. I was excited to verify that it was indeed Virginia Creeper and, thus, a candidate for my own Hamptons Garden next year. My pool equipment shed would look gorgeous cloaked in this autumn red some day.
I am so relieved to learn that this vine is just an ornamental beauty and not an itch-inducing weed. However, a few may be disappointed to learn that it isn't that other kind of "weed" either.