Morning Glory Vines, Bean Flowers, & Herbs

I had many “volunteer” morning glory plants come up in garden bed number one, where I planted them last year.  The flowers are purple.  A few weeks ago, I transplanted a couple of them so they can grow on the railing of the steps in my backyard.  Yesterday, I tied some bamboo stakes to the railing so the vines can climb higher.  In less than 24 hours, the vines were already climbing up their new home.

morning glory vines climbing a bamboo pole

morning glory vines climbing a bamboo pole

The ‘Kentucky blue’ pole beans that I’ve always planted have white flowers.

flowers of 'Kentucky blue' pole beans

flowers of ‘Kentucky blue’ pole beans

So I was a little surprised to find that the two new varieties, ’emerite’ and ‘rattlesnake,’ have purple flowers.  I’m not sure which variety is in the photo.  The ‘Kentucky blue’ pole beans also have small beans growing, but the new varieties have some that are even larger than what you can see in this photo.

flowers (and beans) of either 'emerite' or 'rattlesnake' pole beans

flowers (and beans) of either ’emerite’ or ‘rattlesnake’ pole beans

Two weeks ago, I posted that the new (to me) bean varieties had already reached the top of the A-frame trellis.  Three days later, some plants were trying to climb a foot (30 cm) above the trellis on their own.  One vine took a left turn and grew across the top of the trellis, then up, for a total vine length of about ten feet (3 m).

You can see an abundance of bean foliage in the photo below, as well as my four clumps of basil growing in their protective wire cages and the “volunteer” shiso and dill that I allowed to remain in the middle of the bed.

basil, shiso, dill; beans and peas on trellis

basil, shiso, dill; beans and peas on trellis

The ‘super sugar snap’ peas aren’t really visible in the photo, but they are still producing a few pods.  I thought that the heat wave earlier this month would finish them off.

 

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