November And December Collages

This summer I began participating in an Instagram meme hosted by Amy @newgatenarcissi with the idea of sharing a monthly collage of the garden. November came and went without its due representation. Yesterday I drew up its solution and for good measure completed one for December as well. December’s big surprise was finding Alyssum still blooming happily yesterday, despite many nights below freezing.

I may continue creating the collages only occasionally in the new year. They are time-consuming but I enjoy making them.

November 2020

November 2020

Starting top row, left to right:
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed)
Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-Headed Coneflower)
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ (Wormwood)
Gardenia Hip – Gardenia jasminoides
Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)
Button Chrysanthemum
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)

December 2020

December 2020

Starting top row, left to right:
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Alyssum (3)
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Oak Leaves and Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
In A Vase On Monday – December Etude (2)
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine)
Iris germanica ‘Orinoco Flow’ (after a freeze)
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

14 thoughts on “November And December Collages

  1. krispeterson100

    I love seeing your month in review this way, Susie! I enjoy collages and use them a lot on my blog but my current app has started charging for all but 2 formats and, if I alter their size or shape, I end up with faint lines where there shouldn’t be lines. (My prior collage app went to an annual charge arrangement too.) My dear husband searched for other tools on my behalf but all of those are VERY time-consuming, which I think will keep me from using them.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. Collages should be easy but I’ve had the same issue with apps charging (too much in my opinion). I finally invested in a design app but it is complicated.

  2. bittster

    What a nice way to display your photos. November still has the feel of autumn, while December takes on holiday colors and has enough buds to promise flowers for the New Year.
    I think the artemisia in November is my favorite!


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