Who's Invited for Drinks?
Updated: Feb 28, 2019
This display garden at the Flower and Garden Show in San Francisco won an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) design award as well as other design awards in education, sustainability and water conservation. The cracked-earth "California Watertable" was sculpted in clay, then cast in colored concrete with a six-inch canyon down the center where water recirculates and falls into a basin below. Only drought tolerant plants are invited to "sit" at the California Watertable™, where water is precious. Pebbles take the place of water-guzzling grass in the garden. Each plant has a "dry" martini glass of water along with their Latin name tag. All natives (no added water needed) such as Baccharis and Ceanothus surround the gathering. The central canyon can hold three bottles of white wine or champagne for chilling. The table has been featured and sold in art galleries.