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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Carved, patterned and planted, a Seattle hillside is transformed

A private terrace at the side of the house offers a view of Puget Sound and respite from gardening chores. A smoke bush is at upper left; Millie Livingston’s favorite tree, a golden, full moon Japanese maple (Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum,’ is in the background at right.