United States of America, Arizona, Pima County, Tucson
Quail Hollow (Tucson, Arizona)
Although this garden was established in the early 1970s, it was completely redesigned in the mid-1990s to eliminate inappropriate "Eastern type" plantings that consumed too much water. An Italian stone pine, an olive, "Tombstone Roses" on the chain link fence, and a 'Barbara Karst' bougainvillea were retained from the original design. The new xeriscape garden includes an entrance courtyard on the west with a desert appearance, although it is colorful throughout all seasons, while the cooler east garden is much greener with seasonal points of interest. Another feature in the new design is an entrance flagstone courtyard on the west and a brick patio area around the pool on the east. The patio surface beyond the ramada was raised and extended to form a formal design featuring two small flower beds facing one another. A horseshoe bed, shaded by the ramada, features pansies and ranunculus from October to April, while on the opposite side is a semi-circle of trailing lantana, a perennial in the garden. A brick wall was constructed from the formal patio to a St. Francis shrine. With the exception of five pottery planters and the horseshoe flower bed, the trees, shrubs, vines, and cactus provide year-round interest and need very little care. Wildflowers and a variety of annuals in pots and gardens add color.
Persons associated with the garden include: Maxine Goodwin (former owner and landscape designer, 1967-1995); Frederick M. Goodwin (former owner, 1967-1995); and Elizabeth K. Goodwin (landscape designer, 1995 to date).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, a detailed narrative description of the garden, and a plant list.