Monday, April 26, 2010

Cracking Open the Pods

Cracking open the pods that hold last year's seeds brings such joy!

Not only will these seeds become my favorite climbing vine (the Peruvian Runner Bean, which will summit my arbor by mid-summer), but the dull, crackly, brown casing holds a collection of surprisingly purple seeds with black speckles.

I enjoy this process of drying, collecting, saving, and planting — and, of course, sharing. A few seeds were passed on to me from a friend and now I have so many seeds I don't know what to do with them all. Want some?

In addition to the joy it brings to my garden, the Peruvian Runner Bean has inspired hours of careful visual study, leading to many drawings and a large, stitched piece (32" x 36") that hangs on my wall in my living room.

Thanks, Peruvian Runner Bean. Save seeds!

~ Kata Golda

Look for Kata Golda's items at two RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR events this summer:

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