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Re: runner beans

Jim, these are very pretty!!   I'm a bit behind here....so pardon  the 
question if it has been mentioned.  Are they ornamental or  edible,  and what is the 
botanical name, please???  I love the  Hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab) since 
it is beautiful, and useful  (don't think it is edible, but it is the host 
plant for the beautiful Long  tailed Skipper).  Unfortunately it gets quite 
large.  No room for  anymore vines that take over.  
Hadn't had a freeze in years, so this last one really knocked everything  
back.  Hadn't seen the yard this bare in a while.  Perfect opportunity  though to 
wack things back.  Took all the vines and shrubs down to a  couple feet.  
Already miss the blooms this spring, but at least the yard  got cleaned out a 
bit.  So surprised how many things made it through the 23  degrees without 
sustaining damage.   Most plants only lost their  foliage, but quite a few others 
didn't suffer a bit.  Of course the freeze  only lasted a short time, and the 
temps were warm for weeks before and then  after again, but still....23!!!  Did 
have a couple weeks of wet  cooler weather, but no freezes.  
 Did lose a few things...like a couple of Dischidia, and hoyas that  were 
mounted.  Bromeliads and orchids made it through without any  damage.  Fruit 
trees didn't mind at all....citrus is all blooming, even the  Satsuma that I 
thought had died.  Miracle fruit did fine too, but the  Peanut butter tree did lose 
it's foliage and I'm hoping it comes back too.  
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 3/25/2007 11:02:18 AM Central Daylight Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Dwarf runner bean photos, Yahoo  willing.


Island  Jim

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