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Incorporating earth-friendly elements
Photo by David Fenton; written by Julie Chai

Incorporating earth-friendly elements

In Bob Buchbinder and Lynn Pearson’s San Francisco backyard, gently curving paths link several stylish spaces—indoor, outdoor, and in between. Many of the materials are recycled; most of the plants need little in the way of care or even water. Design: James Pettigrew and Sean Stout, Organic Mechanics, San Francisco ( or 415/567-6367)


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