A colorful, sustainable and budget-conscious garden in Laguna Niguel
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An imaginative home garden( Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times )
By Emily Young
When they're at work, landscape designers Annemarie and Matthew Hall are the experts, dispensing advice on how to choose plants, maximize space and save water. But when they're at home in Laguna Niguel, the Halls are pretty much like the rest of us. Their personal landscape doubles as a laboratory, a testing ground for their whimsical mix of ornamental and edible plants and eye-grabbing paint and furniture.
"Our home garden is putting our money where our mouth is," says Matthew, design director at the landscape architecture firm EPT Design in Irvine. Here he's pictured with Annemarie and their golden retriever, Ozzy. To see how they transformed the garden to their 1970s ranch house, keep clicking.