Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Scarlet Runner Flower
For Ruby Tuesday today I present the flower of the Scarlet Runner bean. I plant these every year and enjoy the lovely scarlet blooms. Actually I like the flowers better than the beans, which I find a little hairy, and usually grow too big before I get around to harvesting them. This year I discovered that the flowers are edible too. They make a nice addition to a salad.
And just for contrast I'm including a photo of the Tomatillo bloom. This plant is very pretty with its tiny flowers that hang down with their faces to the ground. So far we've had only the flowers and I don't know if we'll actually get any tomatillos. Perhaps it's not quite hot enough for this plant that usually grows in Mexico.
Happy back to school and real life day on this Tuesday after Labour Day.
For more Ruby Tuesday photos go here.