September Portrait

This week on Instagram I joined Amy @newgatenarcissi for another #gardenmonthlycollage for September 2020.

Row 1: Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus), Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower), Row 2: Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood), Dahlia (unknown), Lycoris radiata (Spider Lily) and Spiderwort Row 3: Monarda didyma (Scarlet Beebalm), Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) (technically August 31), Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’, Dahlia ‘Tsuku Yori No Shisha’ Row 4: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea), Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), Iris and H. quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’, Lycoris radiata (Spider Lily)

It is fun to create these collages but because of space limitations they are not entirely representative of the month.  With the changing leaf color on the hydrangea and the dogwood, this one illustrates the autumnal slide toward cooler weather.

6 thoughts on “September Portrait

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Glad to hear it Kevin! Instagram is good for a quick photo. Not as easy to post and format much text, but it’s becoming more popular I think. Fewer people seem to be blogging.

  1. krispeterson100

    I love your collage, Susie. I’ve yet to try creating a collage on Instagram. Did you use a special app to create yours?

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. It’s kind of fun to do but i haven’t found great software. Instagram using an app called Layout I think but I forgot to use it yesterday, and went all around my elbow getting to my thumb trying to create one. Finally hand-coded it in Affinity Publisher. Also have used Fodor but suddenly they have a watermark unless you buy the professional upgrade. If you find a good one, please let me know. (Layout works ok though).


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