"My dear friend, I am sending you a basket of perennial plants (2 species), the less numerous one is an Aster whose name I do not know. White flower, continuous blooming since June - fairly low plant, grows up to 0.50 - 0.60 [cm].
The other one is the Boltonia glastifolia - a very beautiful plant. Height 2 m to 2 m 50.
" The two painters had been friends since 1882, when they shared the same studio. Horticulture, in addition to painting, was their other common passion.
They experimented on their canvases as well as in their respective gardens in Giverny and Petit-Gennevilliers. Caillebotte, in addition to his prodigious artistic work, never ceased to maintain the bonds between the Impressionists, even after the group disbanded in 1887.
He organized numerous exhibitions; he discreetly bought paintings from his friends, and helped them when they were in need, like Monet or Pissarro. Caillebotte managed to forge deep friendships with most of the Impressionist painters, as evidenced by his extensive correspondence, even though he passed away at only 45 years old. Claude Monet, Monet Family, by descent, Archives Claude Monet, Dec.