Take a lesson from a master: Use nature’s palette of flowers and herbs to create a scene of ever-changing beauty.
The view from an upstairs window reveals the painter’s eye for color and form.
An arched bridge overlooking a water-lily pond inspired many of the artist’s most well-known works. Click on the Image Gallery for more images.
Nasturtiums paint a green and orange floor beneath Monet’s famous Grande Allee (central alley). Monet loved to view the Allee’s seasonally changing canopy of Virginia creeper, roses, wisteria and aristolochia.
Known for saying “Nature never stops,” Monet preferred informal plantings like his “cottagey jungle,” a mix of native and exotic plants of various colors and heights.
Can you see as Monet saw? Vertical gray-greens contrast with deeper leafy green patches. A single splash of fiery red salvia contrasts with the silvery sparkles of water, peeking through the “negative spaces” between plants.