Friday, 6 January 2012

A new addition to the collection...

Black & White Spiral Heart by Ntwowe
A while back I talked about my black and white flower collection over at LoveCats and just recently I got a new one to add to the collection. Strictly it's not black but a deep reddish brown. The reason I love it so much and am letting it under the net is it's scent - Coco Chanel is a kind of chocolate Cosmos daisy - and yes, it actually smells of chocolate - yum!!! It's in a pot at the moment and when my new writing shed is built (more on that later) I'm going to put it under my window so the delicious chocolate scent will waft in to torment me - bliss! It has bright yellow pollen which is a bit of a giveaway as one of my five year olds discovered. I found her the other morning wandering round with a distinct yellow smudge on the tip of her nose.
"Have you been smelling the chocolate daisy?" I asked. She giggled and asked how I knew - total no brainer!
One Coco Chanel, chocolate cosmos daisy,
with the white geranium behind.

I've always loved these daisies - we used to have one when I was growing up and when I wrote the book His Mistress by Arrangement (Bedded by Arrangement in UK/Oz) I had an artist heroine who specialised in botanical drawings. She was illustrating a book that explained Floriography (the language of flowers) and referred to herself as a chocolate cosmos daisy (as she had a chocolate addiction!). It was such fun to add it in to the story :)

I do think it's amazing that there's a flower that smells just like chocolate!!! Nature is marvellous.


Lacey Devlin said...

Ooo I love the sound of your writing shed. And LOL to your dear daughter's smudged nose. Isn't she cute!

Natalie Anderson said...

Very cute Lacey :) And yes, the writing shed is soooooooo exciting! I can't wait!!!