Contemporary Art

The landscape design for the Contemporary Art project earned the ALCA Judge’s Award for complete landscape renovation of this southwest contemporary residence. Rain water is passively harvested, while numerous boulders provide mulch to prevent soil evaporation. Existing Sonoran Desert plants such as Ironwood trees and Saguaros act as a natural backdrop for new native plantings which add rhythm, interest, and color to the landscape. Plantings are designed to complement and accentuate the owner’s carefully chosen landscape art, showing it to best advantage. Native pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and moths are all welcomed into this native desert garden where they find plentiful habitat and food. An outdoor kitchen and fire pit create new areas to relax and entertain. Hand-selected natural granite and stainless steel are used in the outdoor kitchen, striking a harmonious balance with the desert and the art. Night lighting creates dancing lights on the pool and key mature specimen Saguaro and Palo Verde are illuminated from underneath, creating a landscape that is distinctively breathtaking at night.

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