I dream of visiting Monet's pink house and fabulous gardens at Giverny. Maybe one day I will. Maybe one day, in the not too distant future, I'll leave my guys in a musty Paris bookshop while I take the train up to the village of Vernon where Giverny is located.
I had secreted away this "flowering calendar" with hope of replicating my own private Giverny in my sliver of a Toronto garden. No such luck. But it's a start.
If you're interested, here's a list of the plants and flowers the green thumbs at Giverny grow during the seasons. More information can be found at www.giverny.org. The top picture is courtesy of their website. Second picture is my little garden.
Flowering calendar in Claude Monet's garden
Tulips, pansies, forget-me-nots, narcissi, aubrietas, cherry and crab-apple blossom, fritillaries, daffodils, etc
Irises, peonies, rhododendrons, geraniums, wisterias, azaleas, wallflowers, daisies, delphiniums
Roses, poppies, clematis, Tamaris
Roses, nasturtiums, ageratums, zinnias, nicotianas, busy lizzies, verbenas, dahlias, rudbeckias, salvias, primulinus gladiolus, cleomes, cosmos, sunflowers, helianthus, hollyhocks... Beginning of water lilies
Dahlias, cosmos, hibiscus, etc (see July) End of water lilies
Nasturtiums carpet the Grande Allée, Asters, dahlias, cosmos, rudbeckias
Dahlias All the annual flowers untill frost.