courson clematite

Emotions were running high today at Courson, where the bi-annual Journée des Plantes began. After a week of non-stop rain, the beautiful grounds were turned into a mudbath. Quite a fascinating texture, but a bit tricky navigate. Positively undaunted, the public came and the plants–perfumed peonies, beautiful violet-brown “Anna Louise” clematis, and luscious dogwoods–were sold out! Curiously enough, the mud, pictured early morning below, did not  frustrate visitors, but brought everyone together in finding solutions to cross it.

courson mud

Inside the château, all was luxe, calme and volupté (and dry!), with a beautiful polychrome arrangement on one of the mantlepieces. Quite a contrast, but oh so Courson: magnificient earth and couture blossoms!

courson chateau

This floral arrangement is quite indicative of flower trends: high and low: precious poppies in all shades, and amazing allium (garlic) with its purple ball blossoms. I wonder if Chelsea will confirm this trend…


~ by lisacwhite on May 15, 2009.

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