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dry creek / spill effect … trying to figure out the shiny blue rocks – are they aquarium rocks?

dry creek / spill effect … trying to figure out the shiny blue rocks – are they aquarium rocks?

Nice placement of the large and small integrating plant life and the lines of the deck. Bravo!

Nice placement of the large and small integrating plant life and the lines of the deck. Bravo!

Add a dry creek bed to your back yard and add some character. Follow these DIY instructions to get started!  (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post348079&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

Add a dry creek bed to your back yard and add some character. Follow these DIY instructions to get started! (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post348079&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

Swale along the side of house - 1 point on this site - don't use rock swale if machinery (aka lawn mower) going over it http://www.santacruz.watersavingplants.com/Garden-Resources/Swales.php

Swale along the side of house - 1 point on this site - don't use rock swale if machinery (aka lawn mower) going over it http://www.santacruz.watersavingplants.com/Garden-Resources/Swales.php

How To Create Your Own Dry Creek Beds For Your Gardens

How To Create Your Own Dry Creek Beds For Your Gardens

Many wanting to designed dry creek beds often end up with a drainage ditch. In terms of functions and form, they do not perform as a dry creek should perform. Truly, they help in pushing away the excess waste and dirt, but they simply lack the artistic realism of a dry creek. If you look …

Many wanting to designed dry creek beds often end up with a drainage ditch. In terms of functions and form, they do not perform as a dry creek should perform. Truly, they help in pushing away the excess waste and dirt, but they simply lack the artistic realism of a dry creek. If you look …

Dry river rock bed | Landscape design | Pinterest

Dry river rock bed | Landscape design | Pinterest

Bridge over the dry creek bed

Bridge over the dry creek bed

side yard: river rock used as mulch with limited but interesting plants.

side yard: river rock used as mulch with limited but interesting plants.

Dry bed with bridge

Dry bed with bridge