Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Making a 'pot of chocolate'!

Each Spring, I search for different

'chocolate' scented flowers to create a

'Chocolate Pot'!

I got all of my plants, pots, milk cans , etc.

together and this is the little vignette I came up with.

The chocolate plants that I used are...

Chocolate Mint.
It smells sooo good
and makes a fun addition to a
mug of hot cocoa or tea.

Chocolate Peppermint scented Geranium.
These can be used in many different ways ~
butters, jams, sauces,
flavor cakes or in potpourri.

Chocolate Scented Cosmos.
While these are not edible
they do smell just like
cocoa powder when the petals are rubbed!
And they are a lovely dark chocolate color, too!

I also added the twig 'Welcome' sign
that I made earlier this Spring.

My Chocolate Pot Garden is
right next to our parking area~
a bit of 'Welcome' for guests!
I am always on the lookout for more 'Chocolate' plants.
Do you have any suggestions?


Joining Susan for Outdoor Wednesday!
Kim for Wow Us Wednesday!
An Oregon Cottage
Tuesday Garden Party.


Nadine said...

mmm...I bet it smells wonderful! I would like to get a chocolate mint to add to my mint collection.


Joani said...

I have never heard of chocolate flowers. I must investigate. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Wow, that's cool! I just planted my chocolate mint the other day. Yay!

Jennifer said...

I had NO IDEA that there plants that smelled chocolate! Not even kidding. What a beautiful chocolate pot!! and, yes, a wonderful welcome for your guests (and yourself)!

Alexandra said...

I need to try this - devoting one area or pot to a scent! My scented plants are mixed, and it takes away from their scents, especially mixing spearmint with chocolate. The spearmint completely overpowers the chocolate.

Diana said...

What a lovely idea. I grow chocolate mint, but not in such a beautiful vignette. Your blog is very beautiful to look at, also.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Wonderful idea! I can smell the aroma of chocolate...mmm-mm yummy!

Lynn said...

Sounds yummy! :)

Veronica said...

Great idea.and your blog is wonderful! I adore the background of your blog.

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