I finally gave myself permission this spring to plant beans solely for their flowers. I love to eat bean flowers but it makes for a sorry bean crop. White lima bean flowers are tasty so I thought if I grew runner beans as well they would be as big and delicious and add that wonderful scarlet color. The blooms taste like beans with honey because they are full of nectar.

Look who showed up to drink the other day! It’s now the go-to diner in the yard. There’s a place to sit on the wire trellis to digest as well as the best all-you-can-eat buffet on offer. I’m gearing up to cut off all the beans that have developed to force the plants to flower longer. Luckily there are lots and it is so nice to share with Hum.