Seasonal garden design works for Malibu family

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( Above ) A before photo of the Anfanger’s yard. The Marathon green lawn would provide a peaceful center spread and help keep the design lines uncomplicated. (Below) The spring and summer display of the burgundy “razzleberri” shrub (Chinese fringe flower) blooming profusely on the gray split rail fence in the Anfanger’s Malibu front yard looks like a plant that is thriving in the right spot. The Japanese maples and birches in the front yard are deciduous choices and will lose their leaves each fall and produce a new display each spring. The seasonal nature of this garden is part of its appeal to Lynn and John Anfanger, both of whom are originally from the East Coast.