Photoshop tutorial – Simple collage of 9 flower pictures

I just love creating collages! It challenges me to be more creative and keeps me mentally alert which is good for my aging brain! :D

Finished Product - Picture Montage of 9 colorful faces of Torenia (Wishbone Flower) Recently, I had wanted to show off the many bright cheery faces of this lovely flower, Torenia Fournieri that shines endlessly in our garden. What better way was there than to merge all their lovely colors collectively in one big picture, where I can just sit back and admire! And I created just that – a collage of 9 photos on another large photo (with torenias too) as my background!


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’ delights endlessly!

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’ (Mophead/Bigleaf Hydrangea, Hortensia)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer' in clear blue from our garden - Shot July 6, 2007! As it matures, color changes to bluish-lavender as seen in image at the bottom, taken a week later (July 13) Hydrangea macrophylla (Mophead Hydrangea) of various colors at the Cactus Valley, Cameron Highlands - Taken July 31, 2005

Abutilon megapotamicum, definitely an eye-catcher!

Abutilon megapotamicum (Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern)

Abutilon megapotamicum (Flowering Maple, Trailing Abutilon, Brazillian Bell-flower, Chinese Lantern), Jan 18 2007 Truly a beauty, the Abutilon megapotamicum or Brazilian Bellflower as commonly named with its spectacular lantern-shaped vivid red and yellow flowers presents an interesting sight. This is especially delightful when the plant is bursting with blooms!

Every arching stem that’s adorned with bright green foliage can hold many gorgeous pendulous flowers in different forms, shapes and colors depending on their blooming stage.

A marvellous sight indeed!

Smiling Faces of Torenia fournieri (Wishbone Flower) in June 2007

Herein lies the many colorful faces of the Wishbone Flower that happily greet us, endlessly! They’re found growing everywhere and anywhere – in hanging pots, containers and flower beds, even on mossy bricks. Every nook and corner in our tropical garden, sharing and squeezing as long as there’s moisture and soil! Such happy faces that just need sunshine and rain, needing no vitamins at all!


Surprise garden visit from the Red Grasshawk dragonfly

Neurothemis fluctuans (Red Grasshawk dragonfly)

Red Grasshawk Dragonfly / Neurothemis fluctuans (Odonata - Anisoptera)I just love it if an insect visits our garden when least expected, like a visiting relative! :D

This gorgeous looking Red Grasshawk dragonfly flew in and perched on the leaf tip of Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ whilst I was happily snapping the colorful mounds of Ruellia Brittoniana ‘Katie’ that grow beside it in our flower bed. What a marvelous surprise!