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Extra eye candy
Photo by Chris Leschinsky; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Extra eye candy

A path is more interesting when there’s something to stop and look at along the way. In this coastal California garden, a native dudleya pops out from between stones in a low wall; Carex flacca fringes the wall’s base. Other eye-catching options: shapely boulders, a piece of garden art, or a cluster of empty olive jugs. Add fragrant plants nearby to sweeten the journey.

Design: Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture, Los Osos, CA (


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