UT Gardens’ May Plant of the Month
Truthfully, I laughed when I read an excerpt from historical gardening expert Peggy Cornett’s book, “Jefferson’s Vines of Summer: Beauties and Beasts,” where she wrote, “Ask any of Monticello’s gardeners and they will tell you that enough has been said about the Hyacinth Bean.” Here I am, though, telling you more about it.
The vine’s purple stems, leaf veins, flowers and seed pods place it firmly on my list of purple favorites in the garden.
Read more at the UT Gardens’ site.
The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Crossville and Jackson, Tennessee. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the UT Gardens are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public.
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