I took this pic last week, as the leaves of the hardy orange were still falling, filling up the bird bath and revealing the twisted, fanged limbs of this favorite shrub. A few fruits still held on. The branches are now bare and the bath has been cleared…filled, instead, with cavorting Juncos. I’m not a regular but this shot seemed destined for Wednesday Vignette, hosted by Anna at Flutter and Hum.
I’ll also use it as an excuse to direct you to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, hosted by Christina, because there can never by too many opportunities to celebrate foliage in the garden.
Cool! All the angles the stems take, zig and zag. Happy Thanksgiving, Ricki.
I have a soft spot for twisted things.
I love those contorted stems. Have you tasted the fruit?
The fruit is quite bitter.
Wonderful image, Rickii! I remember your yummy Dragon marmalade well! 😀
It was more of a curiosity than a culinary success. I think I will just enjoy their beauty from here on out.
Those are both beautiful photos ricki, I was quite disappointed in the quick loss of my Poncirus foliage this year. Yours had the good sense to stick around for awhile.
But you made good use of the fallen fruit. Mine is rotting on the ground…one more chore to put on the ever-so-long list.
I love the twisted stems of the hardy orange. I’ve seen a couple in gardens here but never for sale. Those thorns are a bit scary though. Thanks for joining GBFD
Those scary thorns were what sold me. It was considered rare when I bought it but I see it often these days.
I’ve got a tiny poncirus to plant. I’m just trying to decide where to put it. It has the most amazing scent when in flower and bees absolutely adore it. Yours looks very happy. Thank for sharing.
Oh, now I’m going to have to remember to give it the sniff test next time it flowers. I never noticed a scent.
Great images of one of my favorite plants! Beautiful.
Our taste in plants seems to run in the same direction.