Path at Giverny

by Ariane ~ January 23, 2012

path-at-givernyA quiet path, early in the morning in Claude Monet’s water garden at Giverny.
The big tree on the right is the trunk of a taxodium, a deciduous coniferous that loves river sides. The big leaves at its feet are petasites, also known as butterbur, a plant that grows wild along the streams in the surroundings of Giverny.
An orange azalea tops a bed of pink tulips and pink forget-me-nots.
This picture was taken last Spring, the 4th of May.

2 Responses to “Path at Giverny”

  1. carolyn mullet Says:

    Thanks for listing the plants. Trying to imagine I’m walking down that path. Also wondering what the temperature are at Giverny right now and how it may effect the garden.

  2. Ariane Says:

    Thank you for your comment, Carolyn. It is rather cold right now at Giverny, freezing at night, the pond itself is frozen. But the gardeners manage to plant pansies and wall flowers. I had several posts on the garden in winter in the past years, so I am not speaking about this topic anymore. You will find them easily on the blog.

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