Balisha, who has the delightful blog Simply Balisha, sent me some hyacinth bean seeds last year. I was not familiar with this vine, and at first I thought that there were pretty little buttons enclosed in the blue netting with ribbon in the package. The seeds appeared to be buttons at first glance.
I started my vine in the spring and it was touch and go for awhile there with some bug or another eating the leaves as fast as they appeared. In the end the vine and I won, and it slowly grew, produced lovely flowers, and later on, the pods appeared. I told my little grandson that at some point, the seeds inside would turn into little buttons.
Every few days, he’d get a few pods, open them up and check…nope…still just normal seeds. Being new to this, I did not know when the ‘miracle’ would occur, but recently a few pods at the bottom of the vine turned brown and crispy and I checked one…tada! “Buttons”
Now, for Balisha…here is Brent enjoying your buttons :) Thank you dear friend…I enjoyed a new flowering vine and more than that, I enjoyed this little one …and he knew that I was taking pictures for you, the magic button seed lady :)
Brent had been away with his mama’s family for a mid-September beach vacation. I’d not seen him for a full week. When he was over here and we had caught up in regards to sea shells and sea gulls and the ocean, I told him that something had happened here while he was gone…I sent him down to look for some of the crispy pods at the bottom of the vine…
He was fascinated with the seeds…especially since he’d been opening the earlier pods…and waiting every week for the buttons :)
This has been a lot of fun for both of us this summer!
From Brent and his “Oma”, thank you, Balisha : )
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