zone 10


Photos courtesy of Strange and Wonderful Things, Rare and Exotic Seeds, and Stan Shebs.

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon aka Devil’s Hand, Monkey’s Hand, and Mexican Hand Tree. Native to southern Mexico and Guatemala. Hardy in zones 9-11.

Someone left a seed packet of beans outside at my local garden centre. It had rained and the packet dissolved, leaving sprouting bean seeds on a plastic shelf! I scooped them into the artichoke seedlings I bought and planted them when I got home (about a week or so ago).

I have no idea what kind of bean they are, but I guess I’ll see soon!  

Yay free mystery beans!