Monday, July 23, 2012

Scarlet Runner Beans on Obelisk

 

Scarlet Runner beans on obilisk

On my obelisk I grew a variety of a Runner Bean called Painted Lady that I got from Renee’s (www.reneesgarden.com) seeds in California.  It says on the packet that these seeds are a rare ornamental runner that date back to the 19th century.  The vines readily climb 8 to 10 ft. on a vertical support. The flowers are  bicoloured coral and creamy pink.  I was very pleased with their  performance.

For Texture Tuesday this week I used on my photo a layer of one of Kim’s July trio called Red at 100% and another of Just Be at Multiply at 64%.  I added a gaussian blur and that is it.

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14 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

Scarlet runner beans are edible. The beans will grow after the blooms. For best taste pick them before they get too big, else you need to remove the stringy edge. I usually remove the seeds before cooking. The seeds can be saved for next year. They are great for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful sight. I have an obelisk and I think I've wasted it on some perennial sweet pea that has never bloomed. Time for a change!

Lorrie Orr said...

I grew Scarlet Runner Beans once, but prefer other kinds of pole beans for eating. Those red flowers are sure pretty on the obelisk.

Bernie H said...

Love your Painted Lady flowers!

Heather said...

Your Painted Lady seems to be doing really well - what a nice touch of colour for the veggie patch.

Stephanie said...

Great angle for this shot. The vine looks like it is reaching to the sky.

Barb said...

I really love how the pink in the texture compliments the flowers - gorgeous image!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great composition and processing! Nicely done!

Lori E said...

A real double duty plant. Great to look at and a food supply as well. What a pretty bloom.

bailey-road.com said...

The flowers are beautiful on the obelisk! Lovely processing.

A Garden of Threads said...

Great shot Val, love the texture. I did not grow Scarlet runner beans this year. I think the hummingbird misses them as the bee balm is not doing so well in this heat.

The Artful Diva said...

Holy moly, Valerie, everything about this one is fabulous!

Lisa Gordon said...

Valerie, these seem to be growing wonderfully, and what a beautiful image this is.

Jean Baardsen said...

Lovely photo! Great job with the texture!