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Hollywood Hills couple tame their garden slope

October 2, 2010 |  5:59 am


It's a problem for many in Los Angeles: how to handle the steeply sloped garden. At a loss of what to do, Amy and David Messinger called landscape designer Joan Grabel of Park Slope Design to help them come up with a solution. Her game plan?

"I treated the slope like bleachers in a class picture, where you get to see everybody," Grabel tells writer Emily Young. "I used some plants that were the same height but not on the same plane."

Read the full story on this sloped garden or click through our photo gallery to see the plants Grabel selected and how she put them together.

-- Deborah Netburn

Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times