Dolichos lablab in front of the makeshift cinderblock wall that I built off my front porch. Now when I sit on the front porch I see this:
The view from the front
Once the plants were established I gave them no additional water other than the little bit of runoff that they got when I watered the potted plants on the porch. The vines thrived during the 100 degrees for days on end drought that we experienced in Austin this summer.
However, unlike the hyacinth beans that I grew last year at the South Austin Community Garden, these have yet to produce any flowers or bean pods and so far show no purple coloration.
I will need to prune them back from the walkway as they are starting to take after their killer cousins from The Center of the Earth