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Susan Velzy in Pipe Creek, TX

Rocky, caliche earth typical of the Texas Hill Country. Had to find what will grow here after gardening in upstate NY for 30 years! Love to build outdoor creations from leftovers. We have wildlife to contend with as well as crazy Texas weather!

Back Yard Deck Fence Flower Close-ups Front Yard Garden General Garden Hardscape Large (5,000 - 10,000 sq ft.) Lawn Path / Walkway Side Yard Stone / Rock

1 of 20: This is an oleander near the kitchen door. It blooms for about 6-8 weeks.

2 of 20: An orange colored prickly pear cactus.

3 of 20: This gate leads into the shade garden. Built of mesquite wood and enhanced with bits of old silver jewelry pieces.

4 of 20: Bird house for rent.

5 of 20: In the shade garden.

6 of 20: Entrance to the shade garden.

7 of 20: New path to the upper yard.

8 of 20: Paths everywhere!

9 of 20: This is the path to nowhere. Probably because I never finished it.

10 of 20: Century plant along side wild verbena.

11 of 20: I needed to hide this ugly utility pole.

12 of 20: Reused recycled wood from our old deck.

13 of 20: Still need more plants, but doesn't it resemble the side of an old barn? At least that was the idea.

14 of 20: Added black mulch this year. I like the contrast with all the caliche and white rocks.

15 of 20: The doggy yard complete with their own fire hydrant.

16 of 20: Purple Sage.

17 of 20: Cactus garden.

18 of 20: My herb garden.

19 of 20: I built this dry creek bed to keep heavy rains from washing the yard away. It works too!

20 of 20: They say when the purple sage blooms, it's supposed to rain.

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