Spring Garden Masters 2014

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Joy of Nature

Silver Award

Perfection in Nomenclature

Relax and enjoy the beauties of nature, just footsteps out your door. Hummingbirds, butterflies, lizards and you…in perfect organic harmony.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Brian Best
Garden Spirit, Inc.

Contributors:
Dan Martin Trucking
Gerry Rose / Integrity Networking Solutions
Gardens By The Sea Nursery
Evergreen Nursery
Village Nursery
Adam Gunn / S.W. Horticulture
Ewing Irrigation
Grangetto’s Farm and Garden

Bella Vista

Silver Award

Best Intimate Garden
Best Educational Signage
Perfection in Nomenclature

Italian villas are vacation homes where the inner artist’s creativity is released. Every day can be a vacation in your own Italian themed garden. Allow your Mediterranean landscape to inspire relaxation and creativity with its drought tolerant beauty.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Scott Ensign
Scotty’s Plantscape

Contributors:
RCP Block & Brick
Village Nurseries
KRC Rock
Auroralight
Rudi Stockalper Co
Brett Ensign
Jef Falk, video assistance
Ransom Brothers Lumber

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

Bronze Award

This garden was inspired by images from Frank Lloyd Wright as expressed in Falling Water. The recycled wood deck reaches out of and through the mixed drought tolerant landscape in offset horizontal layers.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Kelly Freidin
Freidin Design & Construction

Contributors:
KRC Rock
Starpine Nursery

California Native Garden Styles – It’s Your Party!

Gold Award

Most Educational
Perfection in Nomenclature

Celebrate the versatility of native plants to create a wide variety of landscape styles, green and beautiful all year long.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Greg Rubin
California’s Own Native Landscape Design

Contributors:
Edmond Piffard, World-class muralist
Las Pilitas nursery
Moosa Creek nursery
Tree of Life nursery
Recon native nursery
Everyone at California's Own Native Landscape Design, Inc.
Lucy Warren

California Outdoor Living

Gold Award

California coastal living brings vivid color and texture to your outdoor space. Modern casual is cohesive and vibrant, harmonizing the garden atmosphere while being mindful of our limited water resources.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Melissa Teisl and Jonathan Hawley
Chicweed

Contributors:
Rancho Vista Nursery
MADD Potter in Encinitas

Circle of Life

Silver Award

Best Home Landscape

Mankind first gathered around the ring of fire for warmth and comfort. This focus is brought to the present with an attractive outdoor living space for family activities, eating and playing – uniting generations.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Jesse Cryns
JCMS

Contributors:
KRC ROCK
Village Nurseries
HORIZON
Carddine Home Resort Products

Orb-it!

Silver Award

Best Topiary Feature
Perfection in Nomenclature

Playing tribute to geometry…celebrating exciting circular shapes in all their glory.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Paige Perkins
Garden Chat

Contributors:
Zjhunk Metal Art
Frankos Flowers
Weidner’s Gardens
Green Meadows
Evergreen Nursery
Briggs Nursery
Rocky's Tree Service
Sprinkler Doctor
JJ Handyman
KRC Rock and Boulder
My crew
Lucy Warren

Casa de Espadana

Gold Award

People’s Choice
Best Use of Hardscape
Best Interpretive Signage
Perfection in Nomenclature

Anchored by 60 year old olive trees, this old world style garden invites you to enjoy the comfort of the San Diego lifestyle at its finest. The sound of water invites you in to appreciate the beautiful details of custom iron works, a reclaimed wood wall and Mediterranean plant palette.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Dominic Ramirez & David Nuno
Epic Landscape Construction

Contributors:
Modern Builders Supply
Vecchio Trees
True American Grain
Fausto Polanco

Tiny Moon

Gold Award

Judges’ Choice Award
Perfection in Nomenclature

Shadow and light, rhythm and pattern, black and white are at play in this garden. Featuring a sculpture by artist Maurice Connolly, this drought-tolerant garden uses texture and contrast to create a harmonious space that reveals a different side once the sun goes down.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Kristi Beach
Akana Design

Contributors:
Glorious Gardens Landscape
Barrels & Branches Nursery
Evergreen Nursery
Green Meadow Growers
KRC Rock
Maurice Connolly, artist/sculptor
Waterwise Botanicals

Waterfalls Around the World

Gold Award

Best Water Feature

Travel with us to three locations. From a humid tropical rain forest, to a perfect high sierra campsite, and down to the desert floor. Water is the source of life…

Designed by:

Garden Master: Calvin Briers
Advanced Waterscape

Contributors:
Walter Andersons Nursery
KRC Rock

Kaleidoscope

Gold Award

Award for Design Excellence
Most Dramatic

Watching beautiful patterns, reflections, colors and symmetry in your garden will relax and inspire you. Gardens constantly change and develop allowing you to have something interesting, new and beautiful to admire every day.

Invented by David Brewster, the kaleidoscope comes from Greek words, kalos – beautiful, eidos – form.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Juan Dorta-Duque
Stonebrook Landscapes

Contributors:
KRC Rock
National Quarries
Don Welsh, eleven39
J Nilson Designs

Play it Again

Silver Award

Most Appealing to Children

Nature teaches us the epitome of sustainability. This contemporary garden utilizes pre-used materials and climate friendly drought tolerant plants to create a beautiful outdoor living space.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Veronica Boyer
Eco Design SD

Contributors:
Veronica Boyer - EcoDesignSD
Henry Hess - EcoDesignSD
Bryan Taylor - EcoDesignSD
Julie Boegli - Creative Mosaic Design
Ashlyn - Pregra
Dave Timmons - Flames by Design
Michelle McLeod - Southwest Boulder and Stone
George Fortier - Vertical Garden Solutions
Roberto Morales - Norokasu

Under the Spell of Succulents

Gold Award

Best Specialty Garden
Best Combinations of Plant Materials
Perfection in Nomenclature

Succulents cast their hypnotic spell, pulling us into their realm, mesmerizing us with their incredible color and shapes.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Jeff Moore
Solana Succulents

Contributors:
KRC Rock and Boulder

In the Flow

Silver Award

Water Smart Award

Water is the elixir of life. From gushing torrent to the implication of water in a dry stream bed, water enhances any landscape – even this drought tolerant garden.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Jonathan Bosch
Suncoast Natural Waterfeatures

Contributors:
Green Acres Nursery, Michael Kish
Southwest Boulders

Urban Wilderness

Gold Award

Most Creative Use of Space
Perfection in Nomenclature

Bringing the beauty and serenity of the Great Outdoors to the Urban Garden.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Barry Thau & Beth
Eco Minded Solutions

Contributors:
RV Solutions
Village Nurseries
Southwest Boulder
Madd Potter
Vertical Garden Solutions

Golden State of Mind

Gold Award

Pacific Horticulture Award for Horticultural Excellence
Association of Professional Landscape Designers Award for Excellence in Design Principles
Best Compatibility of Plant Materials
Best San Diego Adapted Garden
Perfection in Nomenclature

Californians are a diverse and eclectic group who love the outdoors. We hang out, soak it in, and make it uniquely our own – with personal design cues and livable outdoor spaces including appropriate California native plants. Come home and step outside…BBQ, relax, share family time by the fire, embrace the space.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Ryan Prange
Falling Waters Landscape, Inc.

Contributors:
Green Meadow Growers Nursery
Pardee Tree Nursery
KRC Rock
Moosa Creek Nursery
Imperial Sprinkler Supply
Great Soil
Village Nursery
Christopher and Cori Martin

We Are Family

Gold Award

Most Colorful
Perfection in Nomenclature

There are so many great plants from Mediterranean climates to choose from. Ask us about unlocking the keys for proper soil, irrigation and placement and you can combine and grow palms, citrus and succulents altogether in your garden.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Wally Kearns
Evergreen Nursery

Contributors:
Evergreen Nursery