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Austin Pond Tour 2021
Mark and Cindy's Pond & Garden

Cindy has a nice front yard of zoysia grass and several planted beds with a variety of plants .  Her goal is to cover up as much grass as possible and have plants instead.  She has teacup elephant ears, a curry plant, alyssum, angel’s trumpet, hardy hibiscus, queen’s wreath, caladiums and many more.  There are several trees including a weeping redbud, a cherry laurel, and a French pink Pussy Willow.  The pond is in the middle of the back yard and is landscaped very nicely with many varieties of plants in and on the outside of the pond:  lilies, sedum, papyrus, ferns, iris, dianthus.  The pond has a lovely waterfall which is about 10 feet long.  There are Butterfly and Japanese koi and some goldfish.  The pond was built in 2019 by Hill Country Water Gardens and then later refined by Matt Boring of Texas Ponds and Water Features. Cindy and Mark were eager to tell me that Greg Wittstock who is the owner of Aquascape Products videotaped their back yard and you can see it on his YouTube channel. Don’t forget to notice on the west side of the house the shade garden.  It is beautifully planted with a variety of shade plants,  And you will see another plant bed tucked into the corner. Cindy loves to talk about her variety of plants so  make sure you have a conversation with her.  And last but not least if you are lucky you will get a glimpse of Bentley, their sweet longhaired dachshund.

Contact pondtour@austinpondsociety.org

Austin Pond Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

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