Scarlet Runner Bean Flower with Salvia Flower

Salvia and Bean Flowers

Salvia and Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

The scarlet bean plants are volunteers. They are from beans that I grew last session. Last year some neighborhood kids sold us seeds for 25 cents each. The kids went into detail about how easy the beans were to grow, red color of the flowers (scarlet), and how to prepare the beans.

The bean flower has already been partially eaten by a spotted cucumber beetle. They are those pretty little insects that look a bit like elongated green lady bugs.

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

I have chosen not to use systemic in most of my garden spaces because I want my gardens to be an inviting environment for butterflies and hummingbirds.


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