Landscape Awards 2017

Landscape Awards 2017

List of Awardees

Award of Merit

Owner:
Kenneth and Norma Kisida
Designer:
Norma Kisida & Florida Native Plant Nursery
Installation/Maintenance:
Kisida‘s and Sweet Bay Nursery
Project Name:
Kisida Garden
Project Location:
Bradenton
Project Description:

At the start of 2008, the Kisida’s moved into a home in the Country Creek subdivision in east Bradenton on a half-acre lot.  The back and side gardens had Silverthorn (Elaeagnus pungens) and bougainvillea surrounding the pool cage and blocking the view of the back and side garden which was grass and weeds to the back preserve. In addition to the Silverthorn (Category II invasive), there were other invasive plants on the property including Cogon grass, Caesar weed, and a few small Brazilian pepper trees where the property joins the neighborhood preserve, in addition to large areas of invasive sword fern near the house.   Invasive plant species were removed and micro-irrigation and a rain sensor were installed prior to landscaping with native species.

Award of Honor

Owner:
Gerry
Designer:
Taryn Evans (Creative Garden Structure) and Mark Godts (Green Isle Gardens)
Project Name:
Courtyard Villa
Project Location:
The Villages