Home on the Range

“Xeriscape (native plants) won’t work with this kind of architecture.”
– ex-clients

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I don’t agree, either. That Alpine TX front garden is simple yet interesting, but it does take some savvy. Which is easy if one steps back and organizes just a little.

Hence a reason I drove 4 hours SE instead of 3 hours N…

My last day in Marfa, I cruised down Ranch Road 2810 aka Pinto Canyon Road, which leads far beyond town to the south.

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Had I driven one more mile, I might have never returned home to my job – too alluring. So, I turned around at this modern version of a Texas ranch gate.

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There’s a house way back, so large it’s actually in scale with the vast scenery.

Returning, I saw this before the drive home.

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Across town, these neighboring houses…

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Agave parryi var. truncata is a ball-like sculpture with a regular spacing, adding interest to the other plant massing.

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I like the idea of walking through a gate and an Opuntia ellisiana hedge.

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A former industrial building is now someone’s house. Good use of Fouquieria splendens and Agave scabra.

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