Colorful California Landscape: A Water-Friendly Garden
Colorful California Landscape:  A Water-Friendly Garden

Reviews and Accolades

Here is what the experts are saying about our garden.

Sunset Magazine Senior Garden Writer, Sharon Cohoon, "An environmentally friendly garden should have zero runoff in order to protect our ocean and rivers. This Grand Prize Winner does that beautifully. (Their) garden does it all...I encourage you to take a look.  I love how the experience of their new yard has turned (them) from non-gardeners into California Friendly advocates.  I hope their example inspires a hundred others." Sunset Magazine's blog Fresh Dirt, August 2, 2010.

Roger's Gardens General Manager, Ron Vanderhoff, "(The) garden was not only visually stunning, but it also incorporated the qualities that make a garden truly California Friendly. the colorful plants were low water and creatively used and the irrigation was superbly designed." Coast Magazine, August 2010.

San Diego Horticultural Society, President, Susi Torre-Bueno, "I just saw on Sunset's Fresh Dirt blog the piece about (your) terrific water-thrifty garden...brava!  Wouldn't it be great if this inspiried your friends and neighbors to do the same kinds of landscapes?  I hope you get a lot of very positive feedback from this beautifully impressive project."

City of Huntington Beach, Water Conservation Specialist, Lenica Castner, "Thank you for taking time to show me your garden! I have created a facebook photo album...and have also linked your garden on the City of Huntington Beach Water Conservation website." 

Joe Geever, Surfrider Foundation, "Congratulations for winning the Roger's Gardens contest.  I was on the panel of judges one year and found it a difficult task - there were some beautiful gardens to choose from.  Of course, my criteria was slightly different...because I was looking specifically for the 3 elements of our Ocean Friendly Gardens program: conservation, permeability and retention - what we call CPR. Your photos look like you capture those elements." 

City of Huntington Beach, Water Conservation Specialist, Lena Castner, "What a great website and beautiful garden! Would it be possible for me to refer to it and link the URL to the City's Water Conservation website and the Huntington Beach Water facebook page?"

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Stewardship requires the recognition that we are all caretakers of the environment and economy for the benefit of present and future generations. We must balance the impacts of today's decisions with the needs of future generations. - The Minnesota Round Table on Sustainable Development (1998)