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Seaside resort
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Seaside resort

Packed with low-care plants, this Malibu, California, garden designed by Heather Lenkin (lenkindesign.com) practically takes care of itself—making it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The deck is made of sustainable ipe wood that has weathered to a soft gray. Wide bowls filled with succulents sit on low pedestals that are the perfect height for viewing from lounge chairs. Drought-tolerant plants with bold textures and dramatic colors need only yearly trimming and occasional watering—which leaves plenty of time to kick back in comfort and bask in the sun.

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