Thursday, 14 May 2009

The United Colour of Irises at La Grande Maison

May is a fabulous time of the year to come and visit France. Everything springs into life and one of the early flowers to appear all over the Loire Valley is the Iris. Of course everyone flocks to Giverny (North west of Paris) to see Monet's house and wander around the beautiful gardens of full of irises and poppies. This year I wanted to share with you some pictures of the irises that are on display at the moment at La Grande Maison.

Pale Pink and Orange

White Iris

Pale Blue

Dark Purple

Yellow and Orange

Purple and White

The bank of irises outside La Grande Maison

If anyone knows the full name of each of these varieties then I would be delighted if you could let me know and in the meantime I'll do a little research!


Kate Brandt said...

Hi Sue and Micaela,
Bruce and I with Teese and Gary at dinner last night were whining about how we need a La Grande Maison visit desperately! We are hoping to make it happen in September. Would it be possible to do something like you described on the river? Can a boat be rented for that? Do you still have availability in late September?
The Irises are spectacular.
So hope we get to see you soon.
Very fondly,
Kate Brandt

Micaela and Sue said...

Hi Kate, Bruce, Teese & Gary,

What a lovely surprise to hear from you all. Kate, I have sent an email to the email address that I had for you. I hope it is still current? If not email me and I will re-send it!
Can't wait to catch up with you all in September. Fingers crossed.
A bientot
Micaela and Sue