Thursday, May 11, 2006

chocolate and vanilla

A little design fun today - a garden of chocolate and vanilla.

I've thought of chocolate gardens before, we did that on the AOL garden bulletin boards back in the nineties. But I add a tad of vanilla to enhance the chocolate flavor, just like in cooking.

Color, variety name, or fragrance puts a plant on this plant list.
Accessories can include: cocoa cans as containers and coco hull mulch

Vanilla (coumarin):
sweet woodruff
vanilla grass
knifofia 'vanilla'
Joe Pye weed
clematis montana rubra

(thinking of browns and apricot shades, with bronze foliage)
Chocolate cosmos, Cosmos atrosanguineum
Chocolate flower, Berlandiera lyrata
Chocolate mint
Chocolate-mint scented geranium
Chocolate daisy, Berlandiera lyrata
Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles' and heuchera 'Chocolate Veil'
eupatorium 'Chocolate'
Carex buchananii
bronze fennel
daylilies, irises, cosmos
Angelica gigas
nasturtium 'Mahogany', or apricot shades
Aquilegia 'Chocolate Soldier'
edge with alyssum 'Apricot Tapestry'
pepper 'Chocolate Soldier'(Seymour's Select Seeds)
anise basil
painted lady beans in Nichols catalogue: "mocha colored pods and beans"
morning glory, Ipomoea imperialis 'Chocolate' (T&M)
Wilson's anemone clematis: C. montana montana var. wilsonii
Calycanthus floridus (sweet shrub)

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