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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)
Zinnia

December 2020

December 2020

Starting top row, left to right:
Anthurium
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)