Years ago my friends Shelley & James planted a cover crop of Fava Beans in their yard (the Fava’s put lot’s of good nitrogen in the soil). When I first saw them they were in bloom and just beautiful, I couldn’t stop commenting on how pretty the plant was with it’s silvery green leaves and, such lovely flowers! When I saw some Fava plants at the nursery this winter I decided to try my hand at growing some in a half wine barrel.
They grew like the proverbial weed and before I knew it they were loaded with beautiful blossoms.
The flowers bloom in clusters all over the plant, not much of a scent, but the bees sure did like them! Soon enough little baby Favas were sprouting.