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The entire grounds of this Lake Minnetonka home was renovated as part of a major home remodel.

The orientation of the entrance was improved to better align automobile traffic. The new permeable driveway is built of recycled clay bricks placed on gravel. The remainder of the front yard is organized by soft lawn spaces and large Birch trees. The entrance to the home is accentuated by masses of annual flowers that frame the bluestone steps.

On the lake side of the home a secluded, private patio offers refuge from the more publicly viewed backyard.

This project earned Windsor Companies a Grand Honor award and Judge's Choice by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.

Photos by Paul Crosby.
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marybruneau wrote:
Gardening query - What are the red flowers in the ground to the left and right of the steps?
     Comment   March 18, 2014
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marybruneau
I thought they were impatiens, but they are so prolific I questioned it. I live in Eastern Canada and my impatiens are never that large or as many blooms ,double or single variety. The danger of frost can be as late as the end of June, so I guess with such a short growing season they don't have the growing time or conditions to do so well here! Thanks so much for your quick response!
March 21, 2014 at 8:16am     
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Windsor Companies
They were Impatiens, regular, taller variety, Super Elfin Red. However, downy mildew has hit the growers / nurseries pretty hard so impatiens are more difficult to find. We have substituted waxed begonia which has produced the same effect and even a bit more deer resistant.
March 25, 2014 at 8:45am        Thanked by marybruneau
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Ruben Lozano wrote:
Who makes the door? - Who makes the door?
     Comment   January 21, 2013
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jayingrid
I need a replacement for my 1936 Tudor front door. Could you possibly tell me who the manufacturer is of the new door in your photo. It would be much appreciated. Thank you
December 26, 2013 at 3:25pm   
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Doors For Builders Inc
@jayingrid, the door above is not ours, but we are a custom wood door manufacturer and can craft a unit that will fit your opening ans style. Please see our profile and website for more information. Best of luck in your search!
December 26, 2013 at 3:36pm     
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jjjrace wrote:
who makes the door
   Comment   November 5, 2012
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Ruben Lozano
Who makes this door?
January 21, 2013 at 10:16pm     
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Laurie Darwin
What color is the stucco?
July 9, 2013 at 5:13pm   
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Jorocket wrote:
Just want to know... - What's the name of the climbing plant?
   Comment   October 21, 2012
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Windsor Companies
Boston Ivy.
December 6, 2012 at 10:00am   
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parthenokissus
December 14, 2012 at 9:55am   
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brattkk wrote:
What plants are in this container garden?
   Comment   April 11, 2012
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Glenna Partridge Garden Design
Motherbear is right....The lime green one is sweet potato vine (Ipomea) but I think the red one might be Impatiens walleriana (double red impatiens). They look like little red roses and bloom all summer long. Google the name for more close up pics. I hope this helps!
April 14, 2012 at 10:51pm     
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Maureen Costello
Third agreement on the sweet potato vine--which I love because it can grow anywhere and it has a beautiful color in an arrangement!
April 14, 2012 at 10:55pm     
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lpj006 wrote:
What material are the steps made out of?
   Comment   February 24, 2012
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It is Bluestone. The stone is mortared onto a concrete foundation which contains heating cables to keep the steps and landing free of snow and ice during the winter.
February 25, 2012 at 6:19pm     
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winner13
Where is the door from? Beautiful!
April 5, 2012 at 6:59pm     
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nan65jud wrote:
Luckywithyou - What color are the shutters?
   Comment   February 11, 2014
nimpo wrote:
what is stucco color thanks
   Comment   October 22, 2013
sbsrks wrote:
Brick - Love this brick - what colour/type is it? Thank you!!
   Comment   May 16, 2013
Ruben Lozano wrote:
I need help for my nice front house - Who makes this door.
   Comment   January 22, 2013

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Sweet potato vine is another creeper or draper that comes in a bright lime shade. Little pops of the vine in potted arrangements can brighten up old-fashioned flowers and make them seem new again.

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