A Garden Symphony in Monet Blue



Blue Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1919, Musée d’Orsay, Paris

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
– Claude Monet

Falling in love with Monet’s paintings of blue water lilies is easy to do. The blue is shimmering, irridescent and tugs at the heartstrings.  I have long loved Monet’s paintings and been captivated by his use of blue.  Some years ago I was able to visit his gardens at Giverny in France.  They were as magical as the art work they inspired.  There was a lot of blue in the plantings of the garden and I returned home wanting to introduce more blue in my garden. Continue reading