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I have maybe a few pics of our yard on this blog and this strikes me as odd since we’re called Yard and Plate.

So this morning I went around the house, and to my neighbors’, and shot some pictures with the new camera. Enjoy! Love, D.

Our home is a 1929 bungalow in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, Austin, Texas. A red yucca is blooming in the front (west-facting.)

Our home is a 1929 bungalow in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, Austin, Texas. A red yucca is blooming in the front (west-facing.). Hey, you can see the paddle plant on the front steps.

We call these 'shrimp' plants. I'm not sure what the legal name is. My neighbor just cut some off and told me they grow like crazy.

We call these ‘shrimp’ plants. I’m not sure what the legal name is. My neighbor has this lot growing beautifully. She had an abundance so she cut off some trimmings for replanting. They grow like wildfire. Can’t wait to see what they do in our yard.

This is a bamboo reed privacy fence in the backyard. The vines have been loving it!

This is a bamboo reed privacy fence in the backyard. The vines have been loving it! We like that the fence doesn’t completely block out all the air … as these Austin summers are like the kind of muggy, dampening heat you might find in HELL.

We have three large 'Century' succulents in the front (west-facing). They were planted three years ago as babies. There was hardly any growth in the first two years and then boy oh boy, they became adults almost overnight, it seemed. They lose there bottom 'leaves' from time to time. And they sprout little baby plants too. The best thing, they don't need as much water. For Austin's weather, succulents are perfect.

We have three large ‘Century’ succulents in the front (west-facing). They were planted three years ago as babies. There was hardly any growth in the first two years and then boy oh boy, they became adults almost overnight, it seemed. The bottom ‘leaves’ go dead from time to time and you just pluck them off. And they sprout little baby plants too. The best thing, they don’t need as much water. For Austin’s weather, succulents are perfect. (Hey, and I’m realizing I need to get out a do a ‘weeding.’)

This is my pride and joy. My paddle plant which sits on the west-facing side of the house. I bought this as a little baby from a local succulent garden designer. The bottom 'leaves' eventually die and you just pluck them off. Each year this gets trimmed up and repotted. Three other plants have regenerated from this one.

This is my pride and joy. My paddle plant which sits on the west-facing side of the house. I bought this as a little baby from a local succulent garden designer. The bottom ‘leaves’ eventually die and you just pluck them off. Each year this gets trimmed up and repotted. Three other plants have regenerated from this one.