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Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop
Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop

Laura Morton is captivated. While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. "Look at the pieces of blue in their nest," she whispers with admiration. "Their mother must have incorporated bits of blue paint from our house." Her regard for nature permeates the gardens that surround the 1921 blue-and-white concrete home in Hollywood Hills West that she shares with photographer husband Jeff Dunas. "Gardens reestablish our connection to nature and the environment," she says. ------------FOR THE RECORD:Open Days garden: In the May 10 Saturday section, a photo caption...

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