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Illusion makes small gardens appear larger. Use green walls as room dividers. Change levels. Set patios on the diagonal. Scatter polished globes to refl ect views and light.

City Rooftop » Prunus caroliniana hedges outlined with steel divide this San Francisco roof gar- den into three rooms, with surprises at every turn. A curved bronze fountain wall adds bold geometry and soothing sound in foreground. Just beyond, a Meyer lemon is espaliered against the wall, while an open window frames the city view. Design: Ron Lutsko.

Urban Patio The tiny garden pictured at left appears larger than its 1,000 square feet. Alternating bands of stone paving and pebbles give the ground rhythm and movement, while steel globes refl ect light and clouds. The patio is set on the diagonal, which makes it look larger. Design: Vera Gates, Arterra Landscapes.


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