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this is similar to the fire pit Sam wants in the backyard (without the pea gravel).

How to Set Capstones for a Fire Pit

Wine Barrel - Photo by David Wetzel.  The Pennisetum and sweet potato vine are classic, never getting old.

Wine Barrel - Photo by David Wetzel. The Pennisetum and sweet potato vine are classic, never getting old.

Confederate Jasmine. adapted to Texas heat. good climber and extremely fragrant blooms. use to cover shed and mask smell of compost.

Confederate Jasmine. adapted to Texas heat. good climber and extremely fragrant blooms. use to cover shed and mask smell of compost.

100 Seeds Campsis Grandiflor Chinese Trumpet Vine fast growing deciduous creeper climbing plant Garden Flowers Red Orange Yellow S008

100 Seeds Campsis Grandiflora Chinese Trumpet Vine fast growing deciduous creeper climbing plant Garden Flowers Red Orange Yellow S008

100 Seeds Campsis Grandiflor Chinese Trumpet Vine fast growing deciduous creeper climbing plant Garden Flowers Red Orange Yellow S008

Clematis trellis.  I like the idea of a lush climbing flowering vine over a trellis to fit under on a sunny day.

Clematis trellis. I like the idea of a lush climbing flowering vine over a trellis to fit under on a sunny day.

Would like to put in some dry stream beds to help with drainage.  This pic shows they can be attractive as well.

Would like to put in some dry stream beds to help with drainage. This pic shows they can be attractive as well.

Beautiful water garden.  Interesting how it flows from a large waterfall into a pond, over a smaller water fall along an almost dry river bed ending with another small waterfall into a (I am assuming) large pond

Beautiful water garden. Interesting how it flows from a large waterfall into a pond, over a smaller water fall along an almost dry river bed ending with another small waterfall into a (I am assuming) large pond