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Photos from Lush High Desert on 2021 Garden Tour


A verdant Mediterranean aesthetic — intermingled with textural cacti and succulents — defines this charming landscape, which bridges the gap between sustainable low-maintenance desert garden and lush, colorful plant palette. The backyard was designed for entertaining, with multiple areas for gathering and playing, including two putting greens and a distinctive elevated poolscape marked by deep blue tile and terra-cotta pavers.

Photography by Carl Schultz |

Tia Dammeman and Marquita Porter
Steve and Sylvia Re
Rob and Amy Otts
Phoenix Home & Garden Editor in Chief John Roark and landscape designer John Drew of High Desert Designs
Colleen Stringberg and Molly Simpson
Cheryl Regier and Mary Gilley
Celesta and Tim Dickman
Brianne Raulston and Pete Castiglia
PHOENIX magazine Associate Art Director Angelina Aragon and Art Director Mirelle Inglefield


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