The Flowers of Mid-May

by Ariane ~ May 15, 2016


After tulips, what kind of flowers steel the show at Giverny? Among my favorite are aquilegias, for their delicacy, strange shapes and wide range of colors including white and black, yellow and blue, and pink. Their light foliage is a beauty.


Camassias are late spring bulbs that grow rather tall.


Pink tree peonies are short lasting little wonders,


just like this one that looks more modern.


Irises are just starting.


The vines are at their best. Here the wisterias over the Japanese footbridge,


And the Clematis montana covering the trellises in the flower garden.

2 Responses to “The Flowers of Mid-May”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    Hello Ariane, This is Marjorie. I’m returning to Giverny May 28-June 5 with a group of painters from Concord, MA USA.We met in 2014 and I told you how nice your blog is! it still is! I hope you’ll stop in to say hello while we are painting the garden. I also hope the sun will make an appearance!

  2. Ariane Says:

    Marjorie, how wonderful that you are back! I will certainly stop by and say hello and admire your work in progress! Have a nice time in the gardens!

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