Spring Garden Masters 2015

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Keep It Simple

A streambed provides focus for this lovely garden, catching the eye and spirit before it disappears back again into the earth to recycle, refresh, renew.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Jonathan Bosch
Suncoast Water Features

Contributors:
Southwest Boulder and Stone
Green Acres Nursery

Basic Elements

From basic elements of iron, stone, wood and fire we have created a warm and inviting outdoor living space for cooking, dining and gathering. Art is integral to any design…"Parallel Universes" represents the infinite possible universes comprising the entirety of space, time, matter and energy--the basic elements of our existence in this universe.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Kimberly Alexander, Allee Landscape Design
Ornamental Gardens by Lisa

Contributors:
Modern Builders Supply
Paloform
SPJ Lighting
Village Nurseries
Green Meadow Growers

Metamorphose — A Garden Reborn

Our garden is a reflection of how to add new life and meaning to objects and plants.
Our main pieces, olive trees that are more than one century old, are believed by many to be a nuisance in the garden due to their messy history of dropping fruit and leaves. These trees often fall victim to the chainsaw and the fireplace. Rather than destroying them, we sculpt them into extremely clean landscape elements and magnificent specimens. Our signs are all made from olive wood from our living trees. The metal dump truck planters were saved from going to the dump. All of the furniture is made from recycled pallets. The orange tree not reborn but repurposed as food source for the koi. The koi produce waste which is used as fertilizer.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Rick Warren
Olive A Dream Trees

Contributors:
Olive a Dream Trees
Temecula Koi
Fallbrook High School Wood Shop
California Protea Association
Jan Greenwald Wood Turner
Amy Warren Lettering and Succulents
Gamini Ratnavira Art Work
KRC Rock

Land + Air + Sea

Through its dynamic coastal views, winding canyons, and rolling boulder terrain, this modern study captures the diverse San Diego ecology and explores the fundamental balance between man and the natural world.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Barry Thau
Eco Minded Solutions

Contributors:
Southwest Boulder and Stone
Village Nurseries
Grounded
Pigment
The Madd Potter
Recon
DG Lights

Elements in Transition

The design philosophy which uses both traditional and contemporary elements is called “transitional.” Balancing traditional and contemporary elements creates a pleasing combination of opposites. Delight in this space, intimately experience it and explore the elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, water, color texture, scale and lines as they fit together in a balanced transition.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Juan and Mari Dorta-Duque
Stonebrook Landscapes

Contributors:
KRC Rock and Boulders
Moon Valley Nursery
Rancho Vista Nursery

Garden to Table

Every garden is unique and the best reflect the personalities of their owners. This one belongs to a loving gardener who is aware of our water challenges but also enjoys home grown vegetables and beautiful whimsy, as well.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Paige Perkins
Garden Chat

Contributors:
Green Meadows Nursery
JJ a Handyman
The Sprinkler Doctor
Briggs Nursery
KRC Rock Company
The Browns
Dick Hohol and co.
Weidners Nursery
Lucy Warren ....and my Crew

Recycle, Repurpose—Go Green!

As the earth and its resources continue to dwindle, we must seek out creative and alternative means to keep our landscape green. By repurposing items and creatively reusing them we can begin to do our part. This idea of repurposing can be applied to the garden. Waterwise plants are combined with recycled containers or even pallets to create furniture or garden walls to add elements of interest.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Melissa Teisl and Jonathan Hawley
Chicweed

Contributors:
The Madd Potter
Rancho Vista Nursery

Back Country Spring

Early spring in San Diego County’s back country. Hike to the desert edge to discover seasonal waterfalls surrounded by spring flowers. Right now conditions are perfect for outdoor activity, when the desert comes “alive” where the rocky eastern slopes meet the desert floor. For the lucky few who take the time, it can be an unforgettable experience.

 

 

Designed by:

Garden Master: Calvin Briers
Advanced Waterscape

Contributors:
Walter Andersen’s Nursery
KRC Rock

50 Shades of Green

You don’t necessarily need flowers to have a colorful garden. This garden demonstrates colorful exotic drought resistant plants from around the world, all perfect for San Diego gardens.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Danica Hirsch
Gardens by the Sea Nursery

Contributors:
Gardens by the Sea Nursery

Cupula del Mar

Conceptual Description/Garden Purpose:
Mediterranean style architecture complements Mediterranean plants in this beautiful retreat from the outside world, perfect for solitude or socializing.

Designed by:

Garden Master: David Nuno, Mike Martinez, Memo Garcia
Epic Landscapes

Contributors:
Baez Designs
J&W Lumber
Modern Builders Supply
Sara Bendrick
Westside Building Solutions
Ingenious Automation

Angle of Repose

Rain drop sounds from the focal water feature, mood lighting and music sets the stage for a sanctuary garden. Clean lines define each outdoor room and bringing a level of sophistication with the beauty of simplistic ideas. Think of it as an angle of repose- a special get away from the outside world in your own back yard. Sit back, relax and let time stand still...

Designed by:

Garden Master: Dominic Ramirez,& Jackie Seidman
Lux Landscape Design

Contributors:
The POC Studio
Grace Home Systems
4S Gardens, Inc.
Tamborelli Construction Company
U.S. Reclaimed
Escea
Bedrosians Tile & Stone
All Masonry Supply
Artisan Concrete
Etazin
Choice Nursery
Marcon Products
Light Scapes Design
Benzien Designs
Parada & Sons Shower Pans, Inc

Avant Garde Conservative

Conceptual Description/Garden Purpose:
Welcome to our contemporary low water, tranquil garden…the elegance of style with the comfort of enjoyment.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Efie Lawrence Lawrence Design
Avant Garde Conservative

Contributors:
Plant design and placement: Roshan Skiver Landscape Design, Designer
Construction: Santa Fe Construction & Restoration
Art work: SRJ Artworks, Scott Jones, Artist
Material provided by: Modern Builders
Plants provided by: Barrels & Branches Garden & Gifts
Furniture provided by: Cardine Home Resorts Products

The Succulent Solution

Beautiful, drought tolerant succulents can be the perfect landscape solution in our dry times. The varied, colorful and often architectural forms elicit drama and interest in the garden.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Jeff Moore
Solana Succulents

Contributors:
Solana Succulents
KRC Rock

Social Gardening Times Three

Waterwise companion planting with colorful additions. We will be using lush green citrus with fruit and fragrant blossoms, blooming rose bushes, unusual flowering succulents, picturesque olive and oak trees and some garden staples like Natal plum and cast iron plant. The display will have three areas: fruit and friends, roses and friends and succulent and friends

Designed by:

Garden Master: Wally Kearns
Evergreen Nursery

Contributors:
Evergreen Nursery

Before…I knew and After…I learned

Before the drought I used to think, "If I can afford the water bill, isn't it my choice to use as much as I want?" It's not that simple anymore. Now I have learned that how much water I use, effects how much water is left for others. I have also learned that I don’t have to give up beauty when I take action to use less. See the transformation from water hog Before to drought tolerant After and around the corner see how to reuse materials destined for the landfill. Repurposing things will change the way you look at everything! And when you reduce or reclaim water you will know you are making a difference in the world.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Scotty Ensign
Scotty’s Plantscape

Contributors:
Bushman USA
Chimes of the Times
Courtyard Pottery
Evergreen Nursery
Hydroscape Products
KRC Rock
RCP Block and Brick
Rudi Stockalper Services
Unique Lighting Systems