The Outsider: Midwood Garden Charms With Subtle Plantings and Plenty of Open Space
 Boxwood balls soften the rear foundation and underline the wide picture window that overlooks the garden.
 Mondo grass in front of the boxwood requires no mowing. A fig tree in a pot has its own illumination.  The richly veined marble pavers, set in gravel for easy drainage, were imported from Turkey  “We thought it would be fun to do something textured,” Klausing said. “It’s really vibrant when it rains.”
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 As evening falls, uplights around the garden’s perimeter impart a glow to the limbed-up trunks of the hornbeams.  The curvy Loop chairs, made of lightweight cement, are a 1954 design by Willy Guhl, still in production.  The dining table and benches are a vintage find, with classic French bistro chairs from Fermob for extra seating.  [Photos by Anna Shive]
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