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Slender courtyard seals in privacy.

Fence, plants screen it from street

AMPHITHEATERS ARE designed with low central areas and tiered seating rising around them. That's also the basic layout for this slender garden, which lies between a garage and a house. Around a level patio of precast concrete pavers are a retaining wall, and steps and an angled deck for seating. The 26- by 42-foot courtyard, on a sloping corner lot, is screened by a fence that appears 6 feet tall from inside the garden but rises more than 8 feet on the street side.

Evans Associates, landscape architects of Alameda, California, flanked both the garage and fence with drought-tolerant plants. Catalina cherry and Pacific wax myrtle screen the fence, while bearberry, ceanothus, Oregon grape, and penstemon fill the beds.
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Author:Whiteley, Peter O.
Date:Apr 1, 1993
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