Monday, January 3, 2011

19th Annual January Home Show features the 13th Annual Peoples’ Choice Landscape Display Competition

19th Annual
Maricopa County Home & Garden Show
January 14, 15, 16, 2011 • Arizona State Fairgrounds

Bring your home improvement plans, ideas, questions, sketches and measurements 
for ANY and EVERY Home Project you can imagine, big or small, indoors or out.

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If you are looking for landscape ideas to make your backyard into your little slice of paradise, check out the Landscape Competition displays at the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show! Text-vote your favorite to 53535, enter the landscaper’s code that you like best and you will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. The landscape company with the most votes wins an award,  $5,000, and bragging rights for a year!  This is your opportunity to talk to the landscape experts and ask them what their inspiration was to create their masterpiece.  All landscapers have been screened through the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and are in good standing.  Visit these fabulous displays on the Avenue.

Davey Jone’s Locker by Perry Nelson Landscape/Irrigation: This backyard is all about FUN! With a grotto-like entryway, waterfalls, a real boat to depict the Pirates of the Caribbean’s ‘Black Pearl’, which doubles as a catch pond for a beautiful Rock-Waterfall, a 50 gal BBQ barrel that can easily fit an 80lb pig, a few 8’ burnt palm tree stumps, and an authentic treasure chest filled with jewels and sculls, this display will delight the imagination! ROC# 064646. If this is your favorite landscape, text L1 to 53535 to enter the competition!

ZEN GARDEN by Allscape Landscaping & Irrigation: A play of contrasts:  Yin Water Pool, Yang Sand ‘Pool’ with raked sand border. Bridge crosses dry Sand 'Pool’ featuring petroglyph imitating Petrified Forest relics-Water pool plays on raked sand theme, with water skimming over hard ‘raked’ edge.  Fountain feature in water pool is a floating petroglyph island with water cascading into pool.  Vermilion sand contrasts with river sand, reminiscent of Vermilion cliffs contrasting with low desert muted colors. Bamboo fence wraps Pagoda and deck. Drought tolerant plants make up body of plantings, with two featured bonsai trees. A Path to Contemplation and peace.   ROC# 26-3910. If this is your favorite landscape, text L2 to 53535 to vote!

AZ Southwest Collage Garden by Gardener’s Eden Landscaping: Waves of flowers, pots overflowing with flowers, blooming shrubs and trees all provide color and are all carefully blended for fragrance to excite the senses of sight and smell and to soften the travertine patio. The paver walkway leads to a restful Mission style Solara patio cover. Trickling water flows from the colored slag rock water feature into the pond with aquatic plants. The artificial turf area provides more green and is maintenance free requiring no water and no mowing! ROC# 140831. If this is your favorite landscape, text L3 to 53535 to vote!

Sonoran Desert by Desert Gardens Nursery and Landscape: We are using material in our display backyard from our own Sonoran Desert, with some specimens from Baja and South Africa. Low water use material is used. We also incorporated a one of a kind, custom water feature surrounded by a comfortable patio and palapa! ROC# 259459. If this is your favorite landscape, text L4 to 53535 to vote!

Desert Tropics Display by Advant-Edge:  Our display will feature all the luxuries you have been dreaming of.  Enjoy a quite evening relaxing in your spa watching and listening to the serenity of our beautiful fire & water features, surrounded by a paver wall accented with pillars and decorative iron. The spa area will feature comfortable seating areas with tropical seat padding and pillows.  The built in BBQ Island will be perfect for an evening of entertaining friends in your new backyard. Our entire backyard display will be accented with lush tropical foliage and will feature turf area for entertaining friends as well. ROC# 211530. If this is your favorite landscape, text L5 to 53535 to vote!

Outdoor Living Room by Ritter Boys’ Landscapes:  Geometric design and multiple levels, with an emphasis on ninety degree angles and straight lines are featured in this landscape display. A sheer decent waterfall pours into a river bed centered in the middle of the landscape, then falls into a small reservoir surrounded by a section of artificial turf.  The outdoor living room will feature a custom built grill island, fireplace, and fire pit. Cypress trees line the raised platform with lantana plants to add color to the foliage in the rock beds. ROC #266223. If this is your favorite landscape, text L6 to 53535 to vote!

Multi-layered Backyard by Desert Showcase Description:  Capture the imagination and soothe the soul. Casual sitting areas lined with flowering plants that beg to be enjoyed by family and friends lead you to a secondary patio with a beautiful built in barbeque. Graceful trees dot the landscape as the sounds of trickling boulder fountains calm your long days. Low voltage lighting invites you out when the sun goes down. Finally, imagine yourself in front of the nice cozy fire pit on a cool desert evening with that special someone.  ROC# 180313. If this is your favorite landscape, text L7 to 53535 to vote!

Show Location:
AZ State Fairgrounds
1826 West McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ  85028
Arizona State Fairgrounds is located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Rd.

Show Hours:
Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm

Adult: $5.00, 3-12 $2.00, 2 and under Free. 
Senior Morning: Friday 10am to 12noon FREE admission for all Seniors 60 and over.
Customer Appreciation: Friday between 4pm and 6pm FREE Admission for everyone attending!  

There is plenty of on-site parking for a $7.00 fee and many other lots around the facility charging various rates.

Please go to and click on the discount pass for a free ticket to the home show and a discount parking pass.

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