Lush garden, light touch
Instead of expanding their 1,250-square-foot Spanish colonial revival home ― even though there was ample room on the lot to
do so ― Gabe Gelbart and landscape designer Paul Rhoadzhagen decided to keep the house compact and let the garden shine, providing
plenty of outdoor living nooks, colorful plantings that require little water, and lessons on incorporating environmentally
sound materials and practices into the landscape.
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