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aunt megan this had your name all over it ....thought this would be neat coming from all four sides of the post from the ground up out by your planting shed......Old post + old shovel heads = rustic pot holders.


This project is a good example of a California Friendly garden that we would categorize as Arid Tropical. The larger plantings are established palms and subtropicals, while the middle and lower layers are a tapestry of Agaves, Aeoniums, Echeveria and Senecio. Irrigation is customized to keep the moderately thirsty subtropicals happy while denying water to the others.


country garden. I had the thought the other day that you could divert gutter water to a large underground tank and then hand pump it like above to irrigate your garden daily.


Backyard landscape - Water feature, hostas, containers with annuals and perennials, large accent boulders, decomposed granite pathways with flagstone patio and a large firepit. Believe it or not this is a low water usage landscape and the entire irrigation system has been converted to a smart emitter system where every plant or cluster of plants receives water with little to no evaporation. This is what xeriscape can look like in the shade.


Built on a sloping site overlooking the Chilean capital of Santiago, Casa Boher (aka Casa Lo Curro) straddles an irrigation canal which flows under its raised central corridor. The remarkable residence was designed by S3 Schmidt…

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Great Heron downspout ~~~ These copper downspouts were designed and crafted by Vladimir Sumchecko, a Ukrainian immigrant located in the Pacific Northwest.


March 1937. "Water supply: Open settling basin from the irrigation ditch in a California squatter camp near Calipatria." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange


Mata Ortiz, near the ancient ruins of Casas Grandes, Mexico, is a small town famous for it's beautiful pottery. The potters of Mata Ortiz are inspired by the art of the ancient Paquime indians who lived near Mata Ortiz years ago.