The main challenge in this garden was to integrate a mature shade-producing Mondell pine into an updated xeric landscape design. To accomplish this we augmented the pine with Chinqaupin oaks, white orchid trees, ocotillo, deer grass, superb penstemon, sandpaper verbena and pale-leaf yucca. The design also included a new circular decomposed granite driveway, lighting, veggie garden, trellises and rainwater collection cisterns. This garden design was awarded theĀ 2008 first place Professional Residential Xeriscape Award, Tucson Botanical Gardens/Arizona Department of Water Resources.