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4 outdoor rooms, 1 small space
After gophers destroyed their backyard, Evelyn Huang and Jack Mangan of Pleasant Hill, California, set out to redo the scruffy
plot. Topping their wish list: areas for dining, relaxing, and growing edibles, and all using easy-care, low-water plants.
Landscape architect Joseph Huettl (huettldesign.com) gave them that and more, turning the small yard into the ultimate outdoor living space. Now the two spend much of their time
here. And for some mysterious reason, says Evelyn, “The gophers haven’t come back!”
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