Pole bean arbor an edible entrance to the “secret garden”

A couple years ago I was inspired to add an arbor between my perennial beds to grow pole beans on to expand my square footage of edible landscaping beyond our small veggie patch out back.  Besides being able to grow more of our own food, the arbor makes a nice privacy entrance to the back yard giving it the feel of a “secret garden”.  My favorite beans to grow there are the Purple Trionfo Violetto’s which have a lovely pink blossom and beautiful (& tasty) purple beans.  This year I didn’t get my seeds early enough and am growing the old prolific standby Kentucky Wonder.  Speaking of which, I need to finish this up and go pick some beans!

with the shade garden in the foreground the pole bean arbor frames the flowers in the front yard

with the shade garden in the foreground the pole bean arbor frames the flowers in the front yard

peeking through the coneflowers and the arbor to the "secret garden"

peeking through the coneflowers and the arbor to the “secret garden”

along the path

along the path

Kentucky Wonder pole beans ready to pick

Kentucky Wonder pole beans ready to pick

lovely purple trionfo violetto bean blossoms

lovely purple trionfo violetto bean blossoms

violetto beans - lovely!

violetto beans – beautiful!

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9 thoughts on “Pole bean arbor an edible entrance to the “secret garden”

  1. Love this arbor. I, too, grow purple beans, but on my corn plants. I love those pretty purple flowers and even though the beans change to a green color when you cook them, they seem to have a bit more of an intense flavor than regular green beans. Or maybe I’m imagining it?

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    • Either we both have fertile imaginations (of course we do) or they really taste different – I grew both green and purple beans this year and ate them side by side at times – they ARE different. I prefer them too. How fun to grown them on your corn! My veggie patch is too small for corn but that is a wonderful idea.

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