Speaking of helping, the deer "helped" my hyacynth bean vine turn into sort of a topiary! There are not so many of the leaves left near the bottom and all the blooms and pods are at the top, I guess they can't reach that far.
When I was growing up, my grandmother always called this the "Thomas Jefferson" bean vine. She said that was what they were always called when her mother grew them. I haven't done any research on this plant. Maybe Thomas Jefferson brought the seeds to America from one of his trips out of the country.
By the way, the seed that I use to plant my TJ bean vine has been passed on from at least my great grandmother to me. Each year I save seeds from my plant for the next. I would hate to be the one to forget to save the seed! Not after 4 generations!
Hope everyone is having a great day!