....and I believe we're looking at day 2 or 3. That is just lame. I can't hold out on this Chocolate Cosmos post anymore. IT'S ABOUT CHOCOLATE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!
So welcome to the LeLo in NoPo hosting of the Sassy Gardener blog. (that link is currently not taking you to sassy gardener, just the lame-ass temporary holding page)
I'm growing chocolate!!!
Okay, okay, so they're Chocolate Cosmos , but hey. It's still chocolate! And no calories!
Chocolate Cosmos are a fav' perennial. They bloom that deep, sexy, dark chocolate brown/burgundy, they're easy, work well in dappled light, and should produce blooms until late in the season. The one you see above glows with late afternoon/evening sunlight, and don't you just want to eat it up? Well, don't. Smell it instead. That's when you'll take in the sweet aroma of chocolate. How is this possible? I have no idea. It's like scented geraniums. How do they make them smell like pineapple? Ginger? Apple? I have no idea. But I'll enjoy it.
Sidenote: I once planted a little area in a friends' and called it dessert: strawberries, vanilla, and chocolate. Strawberries were the real thing, but they hung out with vanilla-scented Heliotrope and chocolate cosmos. Better dieting through gardening.