The popularity of chocolate brown continues for fashion and home but who would have anticipated the growing popularity of brown as a color for flowers?
One saavy couple from Washington state bet that brown plants and flowers would catch on. Marie and Bill of the Chocolate Flower Farm combined Bill's love of chocolate with Marie's love of gardening to develop a unique niche in the world of gardening with their unusual chocolate brown flowers.
Other flower fanciers have also found brown intriguing. An article in The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that "Plenty of chocolate cravings were aroused at this year's Chelsea Flower Show, London's influential showcase of landscape design and plant trends. One of the most popular gardens was the bronze medal-winning Roald Dahl Foundation Chocolate Garden, inspired by Dahl's classic book (and upcoming movie), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
Like the black plant craze ignited by Karen Platt of England a few years back, rich brown plants are capturing the fancy of flower connoisseurs everywhere and growers are beginning to make dark chocolate flowers and plants available to florist.
Dark flowers add drama to a garden or floral arrangement. Combine that with the appeal of chocolate and who can resist these unusual blooms?