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By mid-October, the modernist garden Lisa Roth designed in semirural Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, will be a luminous tableau. The flaming colors of the surrounding deciduous forest intermingle with a tawny palette of grasses, and as the sun progresses across the sky, the garden exhibits remarkable changes in depth, texture and color. It is a scene of painterly beauty, augmented by the clients' outdoor sculptures, which rise gracefully from the landscape. Such an artful sensory display is just what Roth, a landscape architect based in Devon, Pennsylvania, envisioned for the site. “I was taught to view landscape architecture as a mix of art and nature, a feeling that makes me believe that a designer needs to respect the land and at the same time not be timid about putting forward a vision.”