Giverny at Iris Time

by Ariane ~ May 24, 2012

The question of the ‘best time’ to come to see Monet’s gardens at Giverny is hard to answer. Many times are so beautiful!

The iris period is one of my favorite. The irises are just at their peak right now, displaying their charms in waves of white and purple petals in Monet’s flower garden.

I love the irises, but I love the spectacular tulips as well, the fresh blossoms of early spring, the poppies time, the roses, the gorgeous summer flowers including Nympheas and nasturtiums, the asters of autumn…

When is it the best time to see Monet’s gardens? There are so many, one visit is not enough, you must come back!


3 Responses to “Giverny at Iris Time”

  1. Julie @ Wife, Mother, Gardener Says:

    I am so pleased to have found your blog, Ariane! Giverny is one of my favorite gardens, though I have never been to France yet. I have read quite a lot about Monet’s gardening work there. Thank you for sharing some many beautiful photos!
    ~Julie, Pennsylvania, US

  2. Ben Lawn Says:

    Really pleased to have found your blog, and especially any entries on irises. I collect old irises, particularly those bred by Ferdinand Cayeux, of which I have 70 in my garden here in England.
    You might be interested to know that there is actually an iris named Ariane, it was bred by Ferdinand Cayeux and introduced in 1935.
    Here is a link to the American Iris Society Encyclopedia entry for Ariane

  3. Ariane Says:

    Thank you for your message, Ben, you are so kind to give me this information! Of course I’m thrilled to know that! And by the way, what a beauty, this Ariane iris! Merci, merci !

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