The Xylosma congestum hedges are a case in point. Trimmed back a few weeks ago, they're now wearing shiny new foliage in a delicious bronze shade.
|Xylosma hedge shown against a backdrop of a neighbor's pine trees in the distance|
|The bronze foliage is even more evident when viewed next to the deep bluish-green of the Ceanothus hedge planted alongside it|
My normally green Aeonium have also turned a beautiful shade of bronze.
|This clump of Aeonium is just touched with bronze at the edges|
|This clump, only a few feet away and part of the same bunch gifted to me by a friend when we moved into the house, has turned a deeper bronze|
|And, these 2, planted along the driveway where they get very little water, are bronzer still|
|And, finally, these sitting on the backyard patio table exposed to sun all day, are moving from bronze to burgundy|
And the Calliandra haematocephala is sporting bronze foliage as fancy as its powder-puff red flowers.
|This shrub outside the living room window has been allowed to leaf out more than usual|
|It will have to be cut back soon as it's reaching out into the pathway|
|I'd love to use its stems in a vase but the leaves close up in the dimmer light of the house|
Pretty as any flowers, wouldn't you say? These bronze beauties are my contribution to the monthly foliage follow-up meme sponsored by Pam at Digging. Visit Pam to find her foliage highlights and links to other foliage-centric posts.
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