June 26, 2009

Spilling the Beans. . .

Well, not exactly "spilling" the beans . . . More like planting them. :-)

In addition to our trusty Empress beans, we also planted four additional varieties of heirloom beans this year, and each bean is so unique that we can't resist sharing pictures of them.

These are "Lazy Housewife." This variety was originally developed in the early 1800s.

These are "Painted Pony," which I (Samantha) selected because of their adorable name, and also because they are the cutest beans I've ever seen. They are speckled like a chestnut pony with the sabino coat pattern, so I'm calling them my "sa-bean-o" beans. ;-)

These are "Pencil Pod Golden Wax" beans; also very unique. We also planted "Royalty Purple Pod" but apparently we didn't get any photos of those beans before we planted them. Oops!

More bean photos as the season progresses!

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