Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Chocolate Garden?

It's Ash Wednesday and I have, as I have since 1982, given up chocolate for Lent.  Easter is late on the calendar this year, and I was just thinking about how I might be able to fulfill my cravings without actually eating chocolate. 

What would be in a chocolate lover's garden?  Chocolate colored plants?

Dahlia 'Karma Choc'
A nursery in Washington state, Chocolate Flower Farm, specializes in all things chocolate for the garden, like the Dahlia 'Karma Choc' and Delphinium 'Kissed by Chocolate.'

Delphinium 'Kissed by Chocolate'
Chocolate scented orchids? Cocoa shell mulch?  There is no dearth of ideas about how to create a chocolate garden