Sketches made in Monet's garden after hours on an overcast Friday. Someone asked if I knew how you could enter the gardens after hours. Really I haven't a clue how you can gain access without being a member of Art Colony Giverny or are perhaps have a Legion d'Honor de France award. ACG have had permission for years along with a few (very few local artists).
The Black-eyed Susans I was sketching...
These umbrella-shaped trellis things are called parasols brought in by head gardener James Priest to add height to the rose bushes and to replace some other taller plants or trees cut down.
At last real Pom Poms and ther's a tag to prove it. See below. Not too many plants are tagged.
There is plenty of Goldenrod. This I recognize as a former child sneezer/hay fever sufferer. They really are glorious and also as height and dimension with a splash of yellow. Gardener Priest has such a painter's eye.
All the multi-shades of pinks and greens of the plants...
Reflect back wonderfully to the Maison Monet.