This past month's Horticulture Magazine features a farm in Washington that champions this deep color and has beautiful gardens that are based on a 'chocolate palette', which inspired me to get those near-black dahlias last week.
Chocolate Flower Farm is based in Washington and a relatively new business, but their distinct plant choices have quickly set them apart. According to their website, it was a mix of the owners' passions - Bill loves chocolate and Marie loves gardening.
Some of these plants are so rich, it's great fun to see how yellows and greens and blues play off of these dark tones. For anyone looking for color inspiration with rich reddish- and purple-browns, check out their beautiful selection of dark colored foliage and blossoms.
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