One landscape designer and his wife and five co-designers along with up to 2,000 plants worth $1 million have made the Carefree Desert Gardens a reality.

The town will celebrate the efforts of landscaper Mark Wdowiak and his wife, Juanita, and their crew on Nov. 13.

A boojum tree and towering saguaros serve as a crowning achievement in the transformation of the town center that less than two decades ago was little more than a dirt parking lot.

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