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Sparkle effect
Written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Sparkle effect

Editor's pick / special mention

A shimmery stream sweeps across this front yard in Santa Barbara, CA, carrying a mysterious glimmer between its header-board edges. That sparkle is from tumbled glass mulch, custom-made from recycled Chardonnay bottles, which conceals an LED light cable buried beneath. Decomposed granite underscores the bright glass front, while Echeveria elegans blooms in back.

Design: Charles McClure, CM + LA and Associates, Santa Barbara (cmlasb.com or 805/696-6864).

 

 

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