Photo credit: Giverny Impressions
One of my inspirations for my garden is Monet’s garden at Giverny. Inspiration doesn’t mean duplication. You cannot duplicate Giverny. Giverny is Giverny. What you can do is borrow the spirit of the painterliness of Monet’s garden. You can look at the plant lists of the garden and see what would grow and what is available from them.
I have had the opportunity to see many exhibitions of the Impressionists including most if not all Monet’s works. Just recently I saw his later works which was devoted to painting his garden. Which if I had his garden, that is what I would do.
I also had the pleasure and honor of visiting Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC. At some point I will post pictures I took of Butchart Gardens. While not a cottage garden, I let that garden inspire my cottage garden in progress.
What inspires your garden?
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In a Zone 9 garden, north of the Golden Gate Bridge.