Color Your Garden Like Monet!
This Spring find Inspiration in the garden to paint and create your own floral paradise.
Monet was known to say that his famed home garden at Giverny, France was his “greatest creation”. Certainly if you have seen it, his comment was an understatement! Color harmonies and contrasts are abundant in the many vignettes found there as you immerse yourself in Mother Natures’ beauty. His Lily ponds were immortalized in his vividly colored impressionist masterpieces. Violet wisteria winding over his iconic green Japanese footbridge was also depicted as forever art, at varied times of the day showing the way that light plays with color reality.
Carefully planned, you can use his concepts and designs as inspiration for our own floral oasis. First determine the color scheme you desire. Draw a site plan of your space and divide it up into concept areas, color code it. Research the plant types and colors you want online. Or visit your local nursery – an excursion sure to be a soul filling day of beauty if you do!
Be sure that the selections you make are zone (weather and soil) friendly to your home turf. After you find your seasonal and zone perfect plantings the green thumb fun begins. Is it to be all-white wondrous purity? Perhaps it will be wild with red roses and rambling green vines creating a romantic fairytale contrast? Are you a violet and blue hue lover? Is it pansies, lobelia, stock, heliotrope, bluebells, delphiniums and hydrangeas that are your petal passion?
Once your garden is budding and blooming, it will be time to get out into your scented scene and determine ways to capture all this earthly beauty on ‘canvas”. Perhaps as a sketch, or even “frame” some with your photography! Tea parties are sweet and sentimental too when cakes and tastes tangle with garden gorgeousness, and you’d be surprised how many varieties you can EAT! Certainly the flowers will make their way into your heart and home by filling vases and adding pops of color to every corner of your space! They may well inspire a mini room makeover. Remember pressing or threading flowers? Making leis and headbands? With the hippie revival we are experiencing you will certainly be in the flower power groove!
Remember, so much joy is created with beauty you can grow. Therapeutic, enriching, life altering, try planting flowers and color-up your own little part of paradise this season. There’s no better way to bring the poetry of the outdoors in unless you say it with flowers! And don’t forget to add praise to Monet to your garden meditations and mantras!
Sent with colorful beauty and blessings,
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