Part of the reason to plant pole beans (aside from their long-term, prolific yields!) is how stinkin’ pretty they are.
Pole beans usually lag bush beans by a 1 – 3 weeks for production. My bush beans have been giving for about 2 weeks now and the pole beans are showing signs of serious life.
Flowers. Pretty pinky, purply ones.
Pretty soon the whole teepee will be teeming with them. I’ve got borlotto (cranberry), kentucky wonder, and purple trionfo. The vines are hearty, adventurous (tentacling around random garden stakes, bush beans, the cat.. whatever they can latch onto) and really, really pretty.