Thursday, August 18, 2005

Scarlet Runner Beans, 2004. I grew my scarlet runners up vertical poles last year, with pretty good success. This year, I went with a teepee form, which works even better, since it provides more support. The hummingbirds hover and feed all day long. Grandfather always grew scarlet runners, and I think of him every spring when I open the seed package and see those giant, sinister-looking purple beans waiting to grow into joyous, homey plants.

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