Yes, I just put the words “chocolate” and “flower” together and it was neither a mistake nor an edible creation I whipped up in the kitchen. When I saw this packet of seeds at Wildseed Farms it was a no-brainer. I mean, hello.
This is their second year (they reseed) and they’re still slightly mind-boggling.
They’re not the most beautiful things in the world–a little sloppy, maybe?–but first thing in the morning the smell of chocolate is intense. Not chocolate like Hershey’s, chocolate like cocoa powder. Dutch process cocoa powder, at that. Yum.
And I do like the way they look next to my birdbath:
Better Homes & Gardens has a whole slideshow of chocolate plants of one kind or another. I already have two of them–my hot cocoa roses will be featured on a future Friday. BH&G claims chocolate flowers get to be 8 inches tall, but mine are easily three times that high. I’m thinking of adding some cute little trellis-y thing, maybe one of the Eiffel Tower variety, to keep them off their neighbors.
Of course, I’m also thinking of where I could put an entire chocolate garden, but that’s another story. Happy Friday!
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