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Water Management

2006 Photo Gallery

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Homeowner Category

"Best Use of Sonoran and Chihuahuan Native Plants"

Nancy Reid Residence

Modest home accomplishes a lot with few resources Use of tree branches and inexpensive materials makes a nice fence water harvesting catchment
Plant collection porch area with potted specimen plants interesting pot with broken pot shards add interest


"Best Plant Lovers Garden in a Small Space"

Barbara M. Cain

nice planting area planting with Saint Francis sculpture plants along narrow path

Professional Residential Category

First Place

Roberta Braegelmann, Sonoran Gardens - Lewis Residence

Front yard and entry courtyard Artistic pot grouping with colored glass balls backyard water feature
Metal water feature Outside fireplace and seating area Metal grid makes a nice vine trellis


"Best Retrofit of a High-Water Using Landscape"

Mary Rose Duffield - Altholz Residence

back yard planting area sculpture adds interest to the yard flagstone pavers make a nice path through backyard


Commercial Category

First Place

Margaret Joplin, Design Collaborations, Ltd. - Tucson Museum of Art Entry Planter

Tucson Museum of Art entry planter Agave and Prickly Pear colorful walls and plants add interest
Candellia Yellow flowering Calylophus cascades over wall Young Saguaro


"Outstanding Community Common Area" and "Best Use of Passive Water Harvesting"

Grant McCormick, Brad Lancaster & Jeffery Trent- Sonoran Cohousing

Entry to housing units Ocotillo fence Planting area near housing unit
planting on either side of walkway between units Bougainvillea and pots grass retention area contains stormwater runoff
pool area shade sale Nice planting area
nice planting grouping Glazed pots make nice water feature Whimsical sculpture on gutter
Row of Palo verdes in bloom in ROW Cordia makes a nice arbor Seating area

Best Mini Oasis

Elizabeth Przygoda, Boxhill Landscape Design - Veterinary Specialty Center, Oasis Garden

Vet Center signage Metal dog sculpture with tennis ball in its mouth Metal Saguaro sculpture in entry planter
view of pet comfort garden The pet comfort garden is a nice place to say goodbye pet owners buy bells to hang in the garden as a remembrance of their beloved pet.



Medians and Rights of Way

First Place and Best Commercial Use of Sonoran and Chihuahuan Natives

Karen Cesare, Novak Environmental, Inc. - Star Valley Medians

Star Valley Median Use of Beavertail Prickly Pear adds nice color to medians Yellow flowering ground covers adds variety between medians
Damianita Daisy -Chrysactinia mexicana in median this median uses Agaves Yellow blooms of trees and groundcover is a nice combo


Public Education Category

First Place Public Education and "Most Efficient Irrigation System"

U of A, Pima County- Master Gardeners Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

Master gardeners start the grading for the garden Laying out planting areas Early vegetation in planting area
gabions used for streambed erosion control  Mini oasis with small water feature More mature growth in garden plots
Plants are labeled for easy identification Culvert cistern collects rainwater for use in the garden close up of water feature in shady area to reduce evaporation


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