My garden has a ring of fire of a different sort. It appears at periodic intervals as new growth forms of the Xylosma congestum hedge that surrounds much of our property. The shrub was featured as one of my favorite plants in 2014 but that post didn't show the manner in which it frames the garden. Under this week's gloomy skies and rain-laden clouds, my own little ring of fire is shining bright so it's a natural choice for this week's Wednesday Vignette.
|View of the new red-orange foliage of the backyard section of the Xylosma hedge, looking southeast|
|View from the backyard patio looking east under partly sunny skies|
|View of the hedge from the south end of the backyard looking northeast|
|A close-up of the hedge, showing how the foliage mirrors the color of a house in the distance and a neighbor's clay roof tiles below us|
I'd need an aerial view to show you the entire expanse of the hedge, which also winds around the south and front sides of our lot, but I'll let the photos above suffice. For more Wednesday vignettes, visit Anna at Flutter & Hum.
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