Spring Garden Masters 2018

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Play the Cards You Were Dealt Like the Cards You Wanted

Silver Medal

Best Interpretation of Theme
Celebrating the Autism Tree Project Foundation creating brighter futures for children with autism and inviting people to share love and appreciation for all their blessings.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Dave Ericson
Business: Ericson Landscape Consulting

Contributors:
Davidson Tree and Landscape • Del Mar Blueprint • Gilliland Landscape Architect • Green Walls by Vicinity • RCP Block and brick • Linda Farmer • Gleneva Belice • Autism Tree Project Foundation staff

LVX

Gold Medal

Judges Choice
Pacific Horticulture Award for Horticultural Excellence
Most Creative Use of Space
Best Use of Hardscape

Impressive by scale, intriguing by detail, this garden captivates the senses. Familiar things experienced slightly out of proportion capture and focus our attention. Enjoy the comfort of the materials. Delight in the scale, functionality and flow as you take in the experience. We’re  excited to share our journey with you!

Designed by:

Garden Master: Dominic Ramirez
Business: Lux Landscape Design

Contributors:
Smart Growers Nursery • RCP • Southwest Boulders • Vertical Garden Solutions • Unique Lighting • AQ Lighting • Hot Springs Spas • U.S. Reclaimed Vintage Lumber • Site One Landscape Supply• Unique Lighting • Tru Audio • Red Bull • Lynx Grills • Husqvarna • Ikea • Vecchio Trees • Escondido Metal Supply • Ocampos Gates

A Slice of Paradise

Silver Medal

Best Combination of Plant Materials
Enjoy the serenity of an old world style, rustic landscape surrounded by beautiful, forever blooming, low maintenance plants.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Mike Kish
Business: Green Acres

Contributors:
Green Acres • Southwest Boulder • Old World Pottery

Backyard Beer Garden

Gold Medal

People’s Choice
Best Specialty Garden
Best Interpretive Signage
Perfection in Nomenclature

As San Diego becomes awash with microbrews, gardens contribute to the “taste” of San Diego with ingredients that create exclusive flavors.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Jason Maddox & Wade Whitaker
Business: Bella Design Pavers & Turf

Contributors:
Bella Design Pavers & Turf • Stone Yard, Inc. • Pathmark Innovation • All Masonry & Landscape Supply • Acker-Stone • Moon Valley Nursery • Patio Cushion Design Center • Hooks & Lattice

Mid-Century Modern

Clean straight lines characterize the Mid Century aesthetic using rich, durable materials to open your home into the landscape, celebrating the outdoor lifestyle.

Designed by:

Garden Master: David Nuno
Business: Epic Landscape Construction and Epic Pools

Contributors:
Modern Builders • Kichler • Westside Building Materials • J&W Lumber Chula Vista • Acker-Stone Industries • IMS • Backyard X-Scapes • Sun Valley Nursery • BBQ Grill Outlet

Your Peaceful Place

Gold Medal

Best Water Feature
Everyone needs a peaceful place. A place where stress is left behind. A place where time slows down and happy memories come alive. This place makes you feel good, at peace…

Designed by:

Garden Master: Calvin Briers
Business: Advanced Waterscape

Contributors:
Walter Andersen's Nursery • KRC Rock

Bohemian Living

Silver Medal

Best Compatibility of Plant Materials
Best Intimate Garden
Perfection in Nomenclature

Our free spirited vintage looking design is rooted in our desire to connect friends and family in an elegant, comfortable setting.

Designed by:

Garden Masters: Scotty Ensign & Rebecca Hillix-Garcia
Business: Scotty's Plantscape

Contributors:
Waterwise Botanicals • Evergreen Nursery • KRC Rock • Brett Ensign • Helen Hillix • Lynn Hillix

Discover Your Story, Find Your Happy

Gold Medal

Most Appealing to Children
Everyone has a story, some are for sharing, while others are kept close to the heart. This garden conveys an anthology of unique stories that tie a community together, as designed by someone who has discovered her story and found her happy.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Melissa Phillips
Business: Storybook Garden

Contributors:
Jeff Moore • Solana Succulents

Living Large

Gold Medal

Water Smart Award
Most Dramatic
Best Topiary Feature
Perfection in Nomenclature
Think BIG, Live BIG. Ancient olives set the stage for this oversized, over -the-top display playfully imagining the olive trees as bonsai, setting the scale of the garden.

Designed by:

Garden Masters: Rick and Amy Warren
Business: Olive a Dream Trees

Contributors:
Yabo Art • RTK Fine Art • Roger • Cinder and Olive • Mother Nature

Browse in Your Garden

Gold Medal

APLD Award for Design Excellence
Most Educational
Best Home Landscape
Why have a static landscape when you can create your own Garden of Eden with edible plants? Many beautiful plants also provide healthy snacks with their vegetables, berries, leaves, fruits and roots. It is literally “yard to table”.

Designed by:

Garden Master: Steven Collins
Business: Evergreen Nursery

Contributors:
Yabo Art • RTK Fine Art • Roger • Cinder and Olive • Mother Nature

Native Plants, Native Soils

Best San Diego Adapted Garden
Your humble soil provides:

  • Clean air
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Healthy food
  • Beautiful landscapes
Designed by:

Garden Masters: Soils Science Class
Business: Southwest College Landscape & Technology Program

Contributors:
Jeffrey Ayson • Krystal Guerrero • Emily Hoang • Mara Roszer • Sunny King • Joel Vado • Adrian Garcia • Gerard Zwaesy • Amy Phimmascne • Brianna Ritchason • Ramia Theodosi • Kim Edwards • Sergio Tapia • Alyssa Zurita • Dennis Selder • Mark Valen • George Tubon • Recon Native Plants