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Book Friday: The Magic of Monet's Garden

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Claude Monet once said, "Gardening was something I learned in my youth. I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." Like Monet, I am also inspired by the beautiful flowers in bloom at his restored garden in Giverny, France. Derek Fell's The Magic of Monet's Garden: His Planting Plans and Color Harmonies is the best alternative to strolling through Monet's five-acre oasis, smelling the seasonal flowers, and marveling over what it would have been like to watch Monet paint — and plant. Take a look:

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