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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.