This month, as I was taking last-minute photos of some flowering plants, I also snapped a few foliage shots. The most striking of these were the ones in which the sun back-lit the plants' leaves.
|A mature clump of Agave attenuata sits near the boundary I share with a neighbor|
|My relatively small Agave ovatifolia makes the trailing Lantana next to it in my dry garden look more striking|
|Leucadendron 'Chief' taking on its summer color in my dry garden is shown here catching the last of the afternoon sun|
|Leucadendron 'Ebony' shows a touch of red when back-lit|
|Leucadendron 'Jester' pairs prettily here with Melianthus major and Phormium 'Amazing Red'|
|Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' remains one of my all-time favorite plants - this one, still small, was added to my front garden late last year but it already has a presence in the garden|
Is it coincidental that many of these photos featured Leucadendrons? Perhaps. I do have a LOT of them. But these plants also have a stained glass quality that never ceases to draw my attention.
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