WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest

2014 Contest Winner

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Jim and Tanya Taylor's WaterWise garden won 1st place for the 2014 WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest, held in Carpinteria by the Carpinteria Valley Water District. 



Before and after pictures of the 1950 bungalow in the Concha Loma neighborhood, a year and a half after planting. An expanse of Bermuda grass was replaced with gravel paths and hillocks, planted with a casual mix of low maintenance and water wise grasses, succulents, bushes and fruit trees.



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A bucket is used in the shower to capture the initial cold water in the plumbing lines. This water is then deposited into one of many "drip buckets" spread throughout the landscape, which offers plants a slow soaking.