Water-wise gardens: Nominate the best in your neighborhood!

The  Water-wise garden tour is not a contest or a conventional tour. It’s a list of local low-water gardens  to inspire neighbors. Addresses entered here will be confidential until permission is granted and details are ready. Nominate your own garden or those of neighbors  by entering address(es) below. Nominees will receive a letter asking if it’s OK to include their garden. Viewers will be strongly advised to enjoy the gardens from the street or sidewalk and to keep off private property!

More information will be available in late July, get ready to enjoy some interesting, creative landscapes.

Nominate your favorite gardens below. If you are the owner, please say so.

Note: Names and addresses are kept confidential and will be used for no other purposes than this activity.

Parkway Trees


WOW! The printed newsletter hit homes over the last few days and the reaction was incredible! The feedback to the website spiked as people were curious about how a parkway tree could be obtained. The writer contacted the city and spoke with Rick Francis, Assistant CEO, and he shared this insight:

“Terry, if there is room in the parkway and it is already irrigated, the city will come and plant a tree. If it is not irrigated, they won’t because the city is responsible for watering the tree. For further information, community residents should call Marian at 714-754-5123. If your parkway area is OK for planting, she can start a work order.”

Rick also pointed out that different trees are being used to avoid out-of-control root systems that have caused sidewalk upheaval in some areas. The newer trees are less invasive.

Hope that helps. Enjoy your weekend.