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Carmel
Photo by Jennifer Cheung; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Carmel

Add “tidepool” plants

Greenery that looks like sea creatures accents this patio over­looking the surf. Bronze aeonium rosettes and billowy seaweedlike maidenhair ferns embellish two freestanding metal-framed wall panels that block the view of the neighbor’s roof and provide some growing ground (chicken wire on the back and felt in front contain the potting soil). Even the tabletop’s giant seastar centerpiece adds to the coastal theme. Design: Heather Lenkin, Lenkin Design, Pasadena (lenkindesign.com or 626/441-6655)

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