Modern native garden: clean-lined and drought-tolerant
Joel Lichtenwalter and Ryan Gates of Grow Outdoor Design help an L.A. couple with their vision of a modern garden. The elements: an orderly design, water-wise California native plants, outdoor living areas and a strong connection to the neighborhood beyond.
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Modern native garden
By Debra Prinzing When Scott Lenz and Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz decided to renovate their L.A. house rather than move, the architecture team of Adrian Koffka and Cynthia Phakos of Koffka/Phakos Design suggested that the putty-gray stucco could be complemented with a yellow-green door. The owners saw a sample of the acid hue and decided to use it on all the doors and windows. The vibrant palette is a fine foil for a new landscape -- and the Pod Version 1.0 planter set on a low stand.