Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Chocolate Garden

I didn't know that you could grow chocolate in the garden!!  Well, you can grow the delicious aroma of chocolate by planting Chocolate Cosmos. The plant is a perennial, and it attracts butterflies.  Their chocolate scent is heavier in the late afternoon and evening hours.  HOWEVER, these plants CANNOT be eaten!!! This picture is from the  Better Homes and Gardens website.  I don't remember seeing these delicious smelling blooms at any garden shop, but I'm sure going to be on the lookout for them.

2 comments:

Sandra said...

Thanks for introducing this wonderful Chocolate Cosmos to me; never knew about it and I adore Cosmos. Now I begin my search as well...

Sandra said...

Low tech geek am I so am not sure my first comment was saved.
Thanks for introducing this beautiful plant; I've never seen it and I adore Cosmos.