One plant I miss: Hyacinth bean

I was looking back at photos of my October garden from previous years so I could do a comparison with its current state, and found a post from about this time in 2011 that made me realize how much I miss growing this plant: Hyacinth bean.


The original post is here, but I'll include a few of those photos now in case you're not in a clicking mood.


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Another reason that I've been thinking about this plant recently is that on Monday we drove past a house in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis and I caught a glimpse of a vine that was growing up the support of a 3-story deck -- it was a hyacinth bean and was all the way to the top! So impressive!

Bees love the fragrant blooms, especially in early autumn, and I do so miss having this grow up onto the deck railing!





Please see the original post from 2011 for many more photos!

I'm definitely growing this again next year. In fact, I think I know exactly which perennial vine I'll remove so this will have space...

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Mark and Gaz  – (October 8, 2015 at 1:38 PM)  

Isn't it nice to find fondness once again for a plant you once had?

Charlie@Seattle Trekker  – (October 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM)  

It is always nice to take a look back and find beautiful things that we can we can add to our tomorrows.

outlawgardener  – (October 13, 2015 at 10:07 PM)  

A cool vine which I've never grown. Perhaps next year. Loved the video of the bees enjoying the flowers!

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