Saturday, March 31, 2018

Garden Inspiration - Collaging

Sometimes the length of the winter just drags on....all I want to do is dig in the garden.

Over the years I have collected many gardening magazines and if I were to have kept them all, I'd have to buy a bigger house to store them.  Instead, I cut out memorable snip-its of what caught my attention for the moment.

Collecting them for ages, I have seen how my tastes have changed and how much I have learned over the years.

The easiest way to get started is being organized.  I have categorized items based on colour and based on my knowledge of plant requirements. Groupings: sun vs shade conditions, garden designs, specific  cultivars and contrasting colours. This way arranging photos is simplified.

Beginning with a blank canvas, I just arrange plant photos, laying them out on the page - rearranging until they click.  I have come up with many plant combinations this way. Complete garden inspiration.

I go back to the collage scrapbook each winter and engage in arrangements, plant variations and it refreshes my love for gardening every time.

By doing this, you find plant cultivars that catch your eye and help you remember them for any future gardening plans.

Pure eye candy for me.

I get so engulfed in arranging that I lose all track of time.

In the spring, I keep it as a invaluable resource for gardening ideas.

It's a great way to recycle old gardening magazines and it keeps me inspired. Try it yourself!

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