Parade of Gardens 2021: North ABQ Acres Infinity Pool Property
Parade of Gardens in ABQ 2021 Tour Above & below are images of probably the most grand of the homes on the tour, with stunning Sandia Mountain & Pueblo views; yet the home with the youngest gardens on the tour. Sitting on the border between the Sandia Pueblo lands on Elena Drive (a herd of 35 buffalo roam & graze in the Pueblo pastures just across the property fence), the home & property was just completed in 2019. The layered modernist home itself is well over 6000sqft (going inside was off-limits) & the wraparound courtyards provided 360 degree views; however, the 'spray-seed' (hydroseeding) creation of the garden was what I found most interesting.
From the brochure: The owners felt that "native plants were a priority & water conservation a must. Utilizing a spray-seeding operation in early 2019, even before the house was complete, was primarily the way this property was planted in so short a time. Seeding in the upper berm included native shrubs, perennials & wildflowers. By mid-summer 2019 there was an amazing amount of vegetation growing in those areas. Additional grass spray-seeding & individual plantings of trees, shrubs, native cacti, succulents & grasses filled in the blanks."
You can see the results of the spray-seeding in the top image to the right, & on the bottom of both images directly below.