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Water Management

2009 Photo Gallery

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Homeowner Category

 

Grand Prize - Thomas Staudt
Staudt back yard before Staudt front yard before Staudt residence
Back yard Before
Front yard Before
Nice use of natives
Backyard after Palo verde tree in bloom potted plant grouping
Rainwater catchments provide water for salt bush & other natives

Palo Verde provides spring color

and summer shade

Nice collection of potted cacti
water harvesting catch basin nice planting of natives planting area watered with rainwater
Water harvesting catchment
Vegetation adds interest

Vegetation provides

privacy in front

seating area with turquoise bench neighborhood lacks landscaping water harvesting culvert cistern
Colorful bench provides a nice place to sit and enjoy the wildlife

View of the neighborhood

in need of inspiration!

Water Harvesting cistern captures rainwater for landscape use

 

First Place - Francine Schacter
hillside water harvesting Rainwater has encouraged lush natives to grow Rocks used to control erosion on a steep slope
Hillside water harvesting

Rainwater has encouraged

lush natives to grow

Rocks used to control erosion

on a steep slope

Gailliardia pulchella, Blanket Flower on bank Large rocks used to harvest rainwater on steep slope Brittlebush in bloom
Gailliardia pulchella-Blanket Flower on bank

Large rocks used to harvest

rainwater on steep slope

Encelia farinosa-Brittlebush

in bloom

Water harvesting at base of steep slope Boulders used to reduce erosion Hopbush makes a nice natural hedge

Water harvesting at base

of steep slope

Boulders used to reduce erosion

Hopbush makes a nice

natural hedge

     
Second Place - Kit and Carol Weaver
Weaver residence front yard Grading for water harvesting Creating rain water catchment around tree
Weaver residence front yard
Grading for water harvesting
Creating rain water catchment around tree
Vegetation around tree watered with rain water View looking south View of planting around tree after establishment

Vegetation around tree

watered with rain water

View looking south

View of planting around tree

after establishment

Lantana hedge Nice plant grouping View of planting around Mesquite tree
Lantana hedge
Nice plant grouping

View of planting around

Mesquite tree

Weaver residence front yard with small lawn area and native zone View of front yard Close up of  low-water-use planting area
Weaver residence front yard with small lawn area and native zone
View of front yard

Close up of low-water-use

planting area

 

Professional Residential Category

 

Grand Prize - Diana Turner, Turner Designs - Cantrell Residence
Cantrell residence front yard Agave and other plants Planting area with natives
Cantrell residence front yard
Agave and other plants
Planting area with natives
Path to backyard Golden barrel cacti, prickly pear and other natives Water harvesting feature
Path to backyard

Golden barrel cacti, prickly pear

and other natives

Water harvesting feature
Water feature using native rock View of small waterfall Dalea and Damianita Daisy
Water feature using native rock
View of small waterfall
Dalea and Damianita Daisy
     
Water Conservation Award - Greg Corman, Gardening Insights - Corman Residence
Corman front yard Water harvesting catchment during a rain event Fish hook barrel cacti
Corman front yard

Water harvesting catchment

during a rain event

Fish hook barrel cacti
Front entry area Blooming Cholla and Creosote bush Native plants create nice border
Front entry area
Blooming Cholla and Creosote bush
Native plants create nice border
Agave, Dyssodia and barrel cactus Seating area with rustic bench and table Lizard habitat
Agave, Dyssodia and barrel cactus

Seating area with rustic

bench and table

Lizard habitat
Drilling holes in lumber creates good native bee habitat Native bee boxes make nice garden art Native bee box

Drilling holes in lumber creates

good native bee habitat

Native bee boxes make

nice garden art

Native bee box

J.D. Di Meglio Artistry in Landscaping Award

 
Jason Isenberg, Urban Organics Landscaping, LLC. - Isenberg Residence
Grading the site Steps from house to sunken seating area Built-in seating area using block and concrete
Grading the site

Steps from house to

sunken seating area

Built-in seating area

using block and concrete

Floor of outside shower with plants Outside shower enclosure of rusty steel Glass tables in sunken seating area

Floor of outside shower

with plants

Outside shower enclosure

of rusty steel

Glass tables in sunken

seating area

Concrete countertop creates nice outdoor kitchen View toward sunken seating area Small planter with Bulbine and Aloe

Concrete countertop

creates nice outdoor kitchen

View toward sunken

seating area

Small planter with

Bulbine and Aloe

Winter vegetable garden Metal fence supports vine Summer vegetable and herb garden
Winter vegetable garden
Metal fence supports vine

Summer vegetable

and herb garden




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