Burning Bush

Janice Wells in The Gin and Tonic Gardener most often provides advice about hardscaping — getting the structural elements in place — but every once in a while she waxes eloquently about the beauties of a given plant. Take for instance

After much deliberation, I couldn't resist a burning bush [...] Its growing habit is sometimes a bit neat for my taste, but the scarlet of the papery thin leaves in the fall makes up for its being prissy. A bonus is the ridged wing-like effect on its branches, ethereal when lightly frosted with snow.
Even here there is the attention to structure. And to the turning of the seasons.

And so for day 880