Magazine article Sunset

Changing Your Views

Magazine article Sunset

Changing Your Views

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THE CHANGING WESTERN HOME

Raised plant stands turn a bland outlook into a visual treat

When Allison Wright and Andy Kaplan purchased their Santa Monica home, the windows all along the side of their house faced a barren alley. With only 4 feet between the home and a fence, options for screening elements were limited.

Russ Cletta and Jay Griffith of landscape architecture firm Griffith and Cletta devised an ingenious solution. They elevated potted star jasmine on steel racks and placed them against bamboo screens. "We chose star jasmine because it is tough, well behaved, does well in pots, and looks good all the time," says Cletta. The graceful plant grows in sun or shade and has small, white, fragrant flowers in spring and summer.

The screens, made with larger-than-normal cane, are woven together with copper and backed with exterior-grade plywood. The panels extend beyond the height and width of the windows. …

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