Masses of bright colours first struck the eyes.
There was layer upon layer of colour. Above are the Salvias I remember from my youth.
There were old species but modern too; a lovely blend, keeping the garden up to date.
Some flowers were like giant field weeds, giving the garden a natural, slightly wild look.
Leafy plants that I considered to be for indoors happily grew there in the beds.
We saw beautiful individual blooms, including a fine variety of dahlias glowing in the sunlight.
There was plenty of gorgeous blue too; even Delphiniums; and what’s the next one?
Clever combinations of colours, shapes and textures, gave continual interest. You kept peering and recognising; pondering and wondering. It was a feast of flowers .
And bees and butterflies loved it there.
Giverny was as good as I hoped, and better.
Anne ….. 27.08.2016