Bringing Giverny Home

August 18, 2017


Many visitors of Giverny feel inspired by Monet’s flower garden. Here is how to capture its spirit:

  • choose a main color to create an almost monochromatic flower bed
  • combine as many different flowers in this range of color as possible
  • mix up flower sizes and shapes, trying not to have two same flowers side by side
  • look for petals having different textures, from velvet to feather
  • blur the lines of the borders 

Your border should resemble a living impressionist painting, where petals are used like brushstrokes. Happy gardening!

Flowers used in the bed on the picture: ageratum, petunia, browallia, carnation, verbena, gaura, salvia, nicotiana, agrostemma, cleome, anthemis, canterbury bell, malva, papaver somniferum, ammi visnaga, iris, gladiola…