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Water Management

2008 Photo Gallery

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Homeowner Category

 

Karen Martin and David Zavala Residence

Grand Prize and J.D. DiMeglio "Artistry in Landscaping Award "

    Front yard before

 

 

Martin Zavala path to backyard

Martin Zavala patio with fan

Front yard - before

Pathway to backyard

Fan is used to cool

the patio area

          Martin Zavala front yard after Martin Zavala artificial turf

Front yard - after

Owners replaced bermuda grass with artificial turf
 

Artistic use of old shovels and tile mural

          Martin Zavala Ocotillo fence            Martin Zavala native plants and paths

Ocotillo fence defines this area

Nice use of natives and pathways

Less formal patio area to watch the birds and butterflies

 

Thomas Liguore - First Place Homeowner

Liguore newly planted front yard Liguore front yard mature planting
Rainwater captured on-site to water plants

Front yard -

new planting

Front yard -mature planting

Rainwater is captured

on-site to water plants

Liquore plant grouping Liquore penstemon and other colorful plants
plants that attract birds and butterflies
Colorful plant groupings attract birds and butterflies

 

Judges’ Award “Distinguished Xeriscape”

Grand Prize" - Daniel and Tracy Williams"

small recirculating fountain creates an outdoor oasis

retaining walls create catch areas for rainwater

Rainwater is captured to water plants

Small recirculating fountain creates an outdoor oasis

Retaining walls create catch areas for rainwater

Rainwater is captured

to water plants

Perennials provide spring color Shade ramada and boulders create outdoor sitting areas potted cacti and succulents

  Perennials provide spring color

Shade ramada and boulders create outdoor sitting areas

     Potted cacti and succulents

 

Sperry and Donna Lynn Van Langeveld Residence

"Judges Award- Best Revegetation of a Hillside"

Brittlebush in early spring along driveway

Purple flowering Dalea in bloom, late spring

Summer brings the red-orange flowers of Red Bird of Paradise

Brittlebush in early spring

salvaged & revegetated along the driveway

Purple flowering Dalea

in bloom late spring

Summer brings the

red-orange flowers of

Red Bird of Paradise

Coatimundi wandered in by pool

on site rock used for planters native rock aesthetically placed for drainage

Coatimundi wandered

in by the pool

Owners used on site

rock to make raised

planters and hide the

propane tank from view

Native rock is aesthetically

placed for drainage

 

Vincent Scardino "Judges Award- Bright Spot in the Neighborhood"

Rock catchments collect rainwater for plants

Lush looking planting with minimal irrigation

This residential landscape shines in comparison with surrounding homes with little or no landscaping

Rock catchments

collect rainwater for plants

Lush looking planting

with minimal irrigation

This landscape is

surrounded by homes

with little or no landscaping

 

Martha Retallick Residence

"Judges Award - Best Water Harvesting and Use of Gray water"

small backyard collects roof runoff directly into swales and directs it to plants

owners selected plants that can survive solely on rainwater

narrow side yard collects rainwater and directs it to front yard plantings

This small backyard collects roof runoff into swales and directs it to plants

Owners chose low-

water-use plants that could survive solely on rainwater and graywater

Narrow side yard collects

rainwater and directs it to

front yard plantings

 

Professional Category - Public Works, Medians, Rights of way and Parks

 

City of Tucson Department of Transportation "Grand Prize"

Median - Alvernon Way and 29th Street

Median with low-water-use plants Median maintained on harvested rainwater Sonoran natives in median

This median has been in for 10 years and has been established

and maintained on harvested rainwater

Native Palo verde tree in bloom in median

Saguaro and prickly pear cacti in median

view of rainwater catchment area in median

Native Palo verde tree

in full bloom in median

Saguaro and prickly

pear cacti do fine on rainwater alone

View of rainwater

catchment area

 

City of Tucson Department of Transportation

"Judges Award- Best Neighborhood/Community Landscape

Project San Antonio Park/Parque de la Gente"

Informal seating area with shade sail in park

Palo verde tree provides shade for seatwall

Large boulder used for park signage with native plants

Informal seating area

with shade structure

Palo verde tree provides shade for seatwall

Large boulder used for park

signage combines nicely

with native plantings

 

Professional Residential Category

 

Scott Calhoun, Zona Gardens - First Place Professional

Residential Newhouse Residence

Chinquapin oaks and white orchid trees combine nicely with existing pine

Vegetable garden watered from stored rainwater

Bear grass, ocotillo, dear grass and pale-leaf yucca

Chinquapin oaks,

white orchid trees,

combine nicely with

existing pine tree

This vegetable garden

garden is watered with

harvested rainwater

stored in a cistern

Bear grass, ocotillo, deer grass and pale-leaf yucca add character

Coral blooms of superb penstemon set against dried blades of deer grass

Penstemon with white orchid trees in bloom

bloom stalks of yucca rise from purple mats of verbena

Coral blooms of the superb penstemon set against the dried blades of deer grass

Penstemon with a

white haze of orchid

trees in the background

As spring continues, the bloomstalks of the yucca rise from the purple mats of verbena

 

Paul Connolly, Sonoran Gardens - Second Place Professional

Residential Rosalik/Krys Residence

Large boxed 'Desert Museum' Palo verde trees screen neighboring houses plants add a stimulating mix of sizes, colors and textures landscape provides food, water and shelter for butterflies, hummingbirds and quail

Large boxed 'Desert Museum' palo verde trees screen neighboring houses, the lawn was removed and replaced with low maintenance,

low-water-use plants

Plants offer a stimulating mix of sizes, colors, textures and fragrances!

The landscape provides food, water and shelter for hummingbirds, butterflies and quail

colorful fireplace creates a nice feature in the backyard

colorful spa and stained concrete patio creates a comfortable space for residents

Bright pastel colors, accent tiles and colorful pots add pizazz

A lattice structure and ceiling fan were added to the back patio as

well as a fireplace and spa

To create comfortable outdoor living spaces the cold gray concrete was stained a warm rustic color 
The addition of bright pastel colors, accent tiles, colorful pots and sculpture add pizazz





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