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Slightly different from previous postings that many reviews about the design of the house, this time I tried to pick up the topic of home gardens. As we know that garden is an important element to add the beauty of the house, so need a match between house style with a garden type.

Courtyard garden is one of simple garden type that only needs small area of our house, usually we place it in front of a house, on the left or right side of the house, or even in the center of the house. Simple and no need a lot of time to maintain it. But we have participated on global warming preventing program, beside decorating our house.

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courty yard Gabor Allen Courtyard Garden by Garden Design

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The dining table, made by Gabor from old wooden fencing planks, does double duty for working lunches and family gatherings.

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Bold clumps of Colocasia esculenta ‘Fontanesii’ (black taro) help divide the small garden into separate spaces.

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In the outdoor living room, Gabor + Allen’s distinctive fire table made from natural stone emerges from a groundcover of Sedum anglicum

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In the front garden (which used to be a lawn), curvilinear planting beds frame the perimeter of the permeable hardscaped patio with a bright palette of lime green, yellows and oranges. The chairs were a Santa Monica Airport flea market find, reupholstered with new coral Sunbrella fabric cushions. Plants include Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ (Japanese sweet flag), Agave desmetiana and Farfugium japonicum ‘Aureomaculatum’ (leopard plant).

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