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#3, (The Garden As Art), was published in 2000. Among the many unusual and inspiring gardens we featured was Andy Cao's in Echo Park, Los Angeles. For ground cover, he used recycled glass.
The backyard is an evocation of the countryside landscape of the Viet Nam Cao remembers from his time living there. The piles of white glass in the pond are reminiscent of rice. All the ground cover is recycled glass ranging in color from cobalt blue, through green and dark green, to brown.
— R. Whittaker
Below: Backyard view of Cao’s recycled glass garden, and Andy describing the garden...