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Chocolate Brown Gardening

Using Chocolate Brown plants in your garden with Sensible Gardening

Not the most usual colour in plants, chocolate brown gardening adds a touch of mystery to the flower bed. Normally a rather unassuming colour, brown in flowers and foliage stands out when grown among the brighter tones in the garden border. It almost adds a touch of class to plantings and a sense of style to containers. There are more brown flowers than you probably realize, check out these beauties.

 

The slightly unusual always draws us in, and brown flowers and leaves are no exception. Would I like an all brown garden, probably not. I prefer these tones to be given specific placement in the garden for the element of surprise and wow factor. Finding brown plants will take a bit of looking but they are out there. Below are some I’ve come across, some of which might work for you.

GREAT PLANTS FOR CHOCOLATE BROWN GARDENING

DWARF IRIS are easy to grow and easy to find. 

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

ORCHIDS are much more fussy but worth the effort.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

LILIES are hardy and easy to source on-line.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

SUCCULENTS can be found everywhere, just give them sun and dry soil and they will flourish.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

DAHLIAS are easy to plant. Colder zones will have to lift them for the winter months.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

SUNFLOWERS are everyones favourite, even the kids love to grow these.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

GERANIUMS foliage is nicely marked in different tones, brown being one.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

DAYLILIES are the perfect perennial, source thousands of choices on-line.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

COLEOUS leaves are remarkable. There is a huge array of colours and patterns to choose from. Many are now quite tolerant of the sun as well.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

IRIS plants abound on-line. Great for sharing with gardening friends too.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

HEUCHERA leaves have come a long way in the last few years. Check out the browns.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

SALPIGLOSSIS is a lovely annual you can grow from seed. Best to start them indoors.

Chocolate brown gardening with Sensible Gardening

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About Lynne Cherot

It's been a life time of gardening and many years of working in the nursery trade, but now I enjoy exploring and creating in my own gardens and farm fields . I'm passionate about gardening and work alongside my husband who takes care of our apiary. Bees & flowers make a great team! Hopefully by sharing my garden knowledge, your gardening will be easier and more enjoyable.
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