Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thomas Jefferson in My Garden
There are, for many gardeners, few more rewarding moments than discovering a hitherto unknown plant, being able to buy it for $1 and finding just the right garden spot for it. That's my experience today! I had never even heard of the "Thomas Jefferson Purple Bean Vine", but I now have one in my garden, thanks to a knowledgeable gardener at this morning's Farmers' Market. Here it is! Between the patio and the drainpipe, which it will be encouraged to climb as it grows, and keeping company with a tall Cilantro, this little plant is supposed become a tall climber with beautiful purple flowers in late summer and fall. Excellent!