Emerging variegated sedum
Tree peony, up close (peep the water droplets from that morning's dew--very cool)
Glowing green centers on the red sedum spurium
bergenia, left, and species tulipes, right
A closer view--just for Joey, Mr. McGregor's Daughter, and all of the other bergenia lovers out there!
Emerging leaves on the 'Sykes Dwarf' oakleaf hydrangea
And a close-up of the same... just because the color difference on the two halves (one side backlit, one side not) completely fascinates me
'Golden Sword' yucca, with sedum spurium and common sage
Species tulips, with their streaked and backlit foliage providing a nice contrast to the blazing flowers... and to the sedum below.
Last but not least, I'm veering a little more off-topic to show you one plant whose foliage is too thick to really shine in backlighting. There's just no way I could leave it out, because it commands the attention of all who pass by my house, from its lofty perch at the top of my front porch steps:
This is just a tease of the blue agave, but I promise a full photo of it in situ sometime soon. I just wanted to highlight the great toothed markings on the leaves themselves, leftover from a time when these leaves were tightly pressed against each other within the rosette of inner foliage. Amazing!
To find out what other foliage is capturing the attention of gardeners around the globe, visit Pam's Foliage Follow-Up post and follow the links within the comments left there.