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Real Estate - August 12, 2011

Adding an element of surprise

Personalize your garden with a sense of whimsy ... or not

by text and photos Judy Maier

There are many styles of gardens, and likely one that best suits you, your house and your environment. But no matter what the style, a quality that sets one garden apart from others is the element of surprise.

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Judy Maier is a landscape/garden designer, garden coach and garden writer working in Palo Alto and the greater Bay Area, and an aesthetic pruner specializing in Japanese maples. She can be reached at 408-398-3161, or through her website,


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