TOWBES

Landscape areas of this limited-size lot are maximized with a soft palette of ‘Silver Sheen’ (Pittosporum tenuifolium) and olive trees, and striking, blue-gray accents of ‘Nova’ (Agave attenuata) against springtime blooms of white roses and Raphioleptus. A lush screen of Monterey cypress with privets and junipers creates a visual layering while providing privacy in the pool area, with seemingly endless paths into hidden recesses to create a sense of space and distance. “This owner had a goal to pull together three distinct garden styles,” says Trace. “I enjoy the process of collaborating with clients to realize their vision, or creating something they never could have imagined.”