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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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shadigilani wrote:
What's the variety of Birch trees - Also what's the spacing between them?
thanks
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January 25, 2013
dragon88 wrote:
what is the name of the paving which is used here >
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December 29, 2012
jc6541 wrote:
Love the ground cover. Is it pachysandra? If so, do you need to water it much and what type of light
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: River Birch
Botanical name: Betula nigraCommon names: River birch, black birch, water birchOrigin: Native to the eastern United StatesUSDA zones: 3 to 9 (find your zone)Water requirement: Moderate to wet soil; adapts to stream banks (as its common name implies) and poor soilsLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 40 to 70 feet tallBenefits and tolerances: Fast-growing, disease-resistant choice for riparian buffers to curb stream erosion and improve biodiversity; leaves are a larval food source for swallowtail butterflies and other insects; seeds attract numerous birds and other wildlifeSeasonal interest: Year-round; beautiful yellow fall colorWhen to plant: Early spring to late fall

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margnny456 added this to landscapes
on Monday
River Birch trees! Love!
Dave Diminico added this to dave_diminico's ideas
November 30, 2014
Trees
Nita Draves added this to nita_draves's Ideas
November 29, 2014
Pretty including the paver driveway.
messenko added this to exterior
November 13, 2014
Front yard
lspagnoli added this to Foreplece,atoo
November 8, 2014
River burch
marjohouse added this to manor
November 3, 2014
we could run these along the driveway
nbvpb added this to Landscaping
October 18, 2014
See idea book about river birches. It says they do well in moist soil and look good at the end of a driveway
tcmj2231 added this to tcmj2231's Ideas
October 18, 2014
colors and clean lines yet classic and rich lookng
hopscotts added this to landscaping
October 17, 2014
Birch, stone edging on brick drive
Jennifer Shallcross Holroyd added this to Jennifer Shallcross Holroyd's Ideas
September 30, 2014
Birch trees
trobins2 added this to trobins2's Ideas
September 28, 2014
Tree lined drive
vickie54 added this to trees
September 28, 2014
river birch
larabranco added this to larabranco's Ideas
September 27, 2014
Driveway
suesib added this to suesib's Ideas
September 27, 2014
Trees along driveway
lpomeranz added this to Exterior Ideas
September 25, 2014
Border plantings for privacy
aderitospinola added this to garden/landscape
September 25, 2014
Planted together
palaceproperties added this to palaceproperties's Ideas
September 24, 2014
I like the trees
mifoley added this to mifoley's ideas
September 18, 2014
River birch
tiffany66 added this to Window & Door Surrounds, Arbors
September 17, 2014
Birch trees
rhondajlee2 added this to Driveway
September 16, 2014
Pavers or stones along the driveway?
pinewood added this to gardens
September 13, 2014
trees
mbamonte added this to mbamonte's ideas
September 13, 2014
driveway
chrismats added this to chrismats's ideas
September 8, 2014
Love
harryyang added this to harryyang's ideas - Outdoor floor
September 7, 2014
Tile
tdetz added this to Landscape Ideas
September 6, 2014
notice tree line, short plants in back, and hedge line in very back.
Valerie Gray added this to dream house
August 21, 2014
Drive way
Kimberly Augustson added this to kimberly_augustson's ideas
August 17, 2014
drikveway 1
ernesteen added this to ernesteen's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Pavers
mfilipczak added this to driveway
August 16, 2014
contrasting pavers and brick
msubreeze added this to matt
August 10, 2014
the entire project
Angela Pazurek added this to outside the nest
August 5, 2014
birch trees...
grandpassion added this to Exterior Ideas
August 4, 2014
pretty tree line to delineate woods from home
davandtiff added this to davandtiff's ideas
August 1, 2014
Nice landscape. Looks easy to cut.
sandykraus added this to sandykraus's ideas
July 29, 2014
Love the idea of river birch trees in a row
dking810 added this to My art studio
July 28, 2014
Trees for front yard
demilune added this to pools
July 28, 2014
trees
coancia added this to coancia's Ideas
July 22, 2014
Trees lining the driveway
Melissa Wessel added this to melissa_wessel's ideas
July 21, 2014
wconnect added this to wconnect - Trees
July 21, 2014
River birch (Betula nigra) is a one of the best trees for year-round interest. With its multicolored papery bark that peels away from the trunk, this North American native species is a great choice for a driveway entrance, backyard habitat or woodland edge. And its ability to thrive in moist conditions makes it especially valuable where drainage is a concern.
jcwiggin added this to Garden & Landscape
July 19, 2014
curved driveway Great Design Plant: River Birch Botanical name: Betula nigraCommon names: River birch, black birch, water birchOrigin: Native to the eastern United StatesUSDA zones: 3 to 9 (find your zone)Water requirement: Moderate to wet soil; adapts to stream banks (as its common name implies) and poor soilsLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 40 to 70 feet tallBenefits and tolerances: Fast-growing, disease-resistant choice for riparian buffers to curb stream erosion and improve biodiversity; leaves are a larval food source for swallowtail butterflies and other insects; seeds attract numerous birds and other wildlifeSeasonal interest: Year-round; beautiful yellow fall colorWhen to plant: Early spring to late fall
1952denise added this to 1952denise's Ideas
July 11, 2014
Trees
teresa77777 added this to teresa77777's ideas
July 8, 2014
like the level in ground paver to the driveway
Tony Koski added this to Trees I Like
July 7, 2014
River Birch creates a nice natural grove buffer
shelby79 added this to Lanscape
July 6, 2014
Drive
dkstms added this to outdoors
July 5, 2014
Trees
Adena Deholczer added this to adena_deholczer's ideas
July 1, 2014
driveway
lake_runner added this to lake_runner's Ideas
June 30, 2014
Trees like this are ok but would look great with lighting at the bottom for night time effect. I really like outdoor lighting to enhance mood.
sem842 added this to Drive Way Ideas ver. 2
June 29, 2014
different with two types of stones
maryleeruth added this to maryleeruth's Ideas
June 24, 2014
Tree
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June 16, 2014
Birch. Fast-growing
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June 11, 2014
landscape
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June 11, 2014
River Birch Line
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June 10, 2014
Paving idea
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June 7, 2014
river birch
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June 6, 2014
MY HOUSE LANDSCAPE
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June 1, 2014
driveway10
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May 30, 2014
river birch
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May 27, 2014
Landscape - Birch Trees & Ground Cover
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May 25, 2014
Trees
Laura Muir added this to laura_muir's Ideas
May 25, 2014
Love
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May 20, 2014
Stripes across the middle
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May 20, 2014
River birch
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May 18, 2014
Chaderdon
Koos En Annetjie Brits added this to koosenannetjie_brits's ideas
May 16, 2014
tree
wandacoleen added this to outside
May 13, 2014
River birch will be a lovely tree in the woodland area and like it moist
emilydelarue added this to emilydelarue's Ideas
May 11, 2014
Trees and hedges
juliesnyder64 added this to Landscape
May 9, 2014
birch
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May 9, 2014
red w/ grey border
epkramer added this to epkramer's ideas
May 8, 2014
River Birch ideas
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May 7, 2014
pavement
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May 7, 2014
mom
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May 4, 2014
Birch trees
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May 4, 2014
Nearly
ctjs added this to landscaping
May 3, 2014
River butch trees
Cedar added this to Exterior Ideas
May 2, 2014
Same house 6 Driveway trees
hyltonlo added this to hyltonlo's Ideas
May 2, 2014
Trees
avignone added this to Landscape Ideas
May 2, 2014
Idea of a line of three Birch trees planted on far side of path behind house (on teh hill side would provide some shade.
laurieannestein added this to laurieannestein's Ideas
April 28, 2014
River birch plantings
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April 26, 2014
driveway
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April 25, 2014
L/s
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April 24, 2014
Nice river birch
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April 23, 2014
river birches
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April 20, 2014
RIVER BIRCH
rose727 added this to rose727's Ideas
April 18, 2014
Tree boarder
Brandon Steiger added this to Driveway
April 17, 2014
Natural beds and brick edging
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April 17, 2014
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rhaworth added this to rhaworth's ideas
April 15, 2014
birch trees
woman6 added this to woman6's ideas
April 15, 2014
Double row of flat granite on edge of red brick path
Custom Landscaping of Eagle River added this to Driveways
April 12, 2014
Red
kcnielson added this to kcnielson's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Birch groupings Grass and circles
tammyt254 added this to tammyt254's ideas
April 6, 2014
lovely way to add to driveway
mary_blackburn added this to Outdoor spaces
April 5, 2014
River birch
ungerv added this to Landscape Ideas
April 5, 2014
Birch clumps
bsuz0443834 added this to bsuz0443834's Ideas
April 4, 2014
Birch
naturalistsandy added this to Exterior
April 4, 2014
do a path around the yard?
ourhouseplans added this to Landscape Ideas
March 30, 2014
Brick work with contrasting border
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March 30, 2014
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 pati...
linwel added this to Outdoor
March 29, 2014
I like the effect with the trees and the lawn.
mschippert4 added this to mschippert4's Ideas
March 29, 2014
Very nice
Katy Merriman added this to Merriman Courtyard and Yard
March 28, 2014
like birch trees
Anna Poole added this to My Dream house
March 28, 2014
make that Bradford pears and cherry trees :)
paulax12 added this to paulax12's ideas
March 27, 2014
Edging for drive
ashaluv16 added this to landscaping and outdoor space
March 25, 2014
tree lines
bobbykellogg added this to Landscaping
March 24, 2014
river birch trees
bbbaar added this to landscape
March 23, 2014
Favorite birch trees
suegirl78 added this to landscaping
March 20, 2014
river birch tree
designpizzaz added this to Great Design Looks
March 18, 2014
Row of trees along driveway
tomandjillh added this to Driveway
March 17, 2014
Layered hedges, grass, trees
Ramley Enzo added this to ramley_enzo's Ideas
March 12, 2014
I like
John Wetzel added this to john_wetzel's ideas
March 9, 2014
driveway
anniferjane added this to anniferjane's Ideas
March 9, 2014
Love these bit ch trees!
erinmayky added this to Our Home
March 9, 2014
Beech trees
butl added this to outdoors
March 9, 2014
river birch
zsims19 added this to zsims19's ideas
March 8, 2014
landscaping
seasydes added this to outdoor
March 8, 2014
Driveway & birches
cragar56 added this to cragar56's ideas
March 5, 2014
Multiple betula nigra
susiechuff added this to garden
March 4, 2014
birch trees and edging
Jennifer Rossmann added this to Frontyard
February 24, 2014
Birch Tree for front sidewalk area
bonnymac54 added this to landscape
February 24, 2014
favorite picture. where can I do this? Can we do an allee? somewhere?
jwmurer added this to SS70 Landscaping Concepts
February 13, 2014
River birch are very nice and native
handyman services uganda added this to arthmo's ideas
February 12, 2014
nice 11
bchejtmanek added this to Exterior and Yard Ideas
February 10, 2014
I like a row of birches in front of dark shrubs. Nice contrast.
cathyatplay added this to Park Ideas
February 7, 2014
Trees leading the eye down a walkway
rlevy55 added this to exterior
February 5, 2014
Trees
sbeach51 added this to sbeach51's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Love these birch trees
pericoca added this to driveways
February 1, 2014
Driveway
cesyrea233 added this to Exterior Ideas
January 27, 2014
do something similar with the oak trees that are left
anna385nj added this to Exterior
January 26, 2014
Driveway lined with white birch
howardevans added this to howardevans's ideas
January 25, 2014
pavers
sharonjoy added this to sharonjoy's ideas
January 23, 2014
Pavers
joblade added this to joblade's ideas
January 22, 2014
Birch Allee
btuttleton added this to btuttleton's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Trees
genymears added this to Landscaping ideas
January 16, 2014
river birch
Funk Design Studio added this to 89 Outside
January 15, 2014
birch trees!
gowmukhi added this to gowmukhi's ideas
January 12, 2014
Trees
ballard52 added this to ballard52's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Trees
Paul added this to Outdoor
January 10, 2014
row of river birch on side yard
Pracownia Architektury Krajobrazu added this to buli192's ideas
January 10, 2014
brzozy
rjmorton added this to Gardens
January 5, 2014
River birch
blue727 added this to Landscaping ideas
January 5, 2014
I love these trees
dawnbowman added this to Outside
January 3, 2014
Trees
Harold Phillips added this to 128 N Jewell
January 1, 2014
edging for a brick driveway
fkitchin42 added this to fkitchin42's Ideas
December 25, 2013
Like driveway
Carol Hyland added this to csprmrkt's Ideas
December 18, 2013
Mulch around trees
emilymiller1234 added this to Exterior Ideas
December 12, 2013
trees along dirveway
mvicente added this to Villa Mar
December 11, 2013
Jardin
steventheory added this to Landscape Ideas
December 9, 2013
Brick driveway
marcmarg added this to marcmarg's Ideas
December 1, 2013
Brick
kla714 added this to kla714's Ideas
November 30, 2013
I want white birch trees everywhere
pamelagl added this to Exterior Ideas
November 28, 2013
driveway landscaping
ketchers added this to ketchers's ideas
November 24, 2013
Driveway
Lisa Naugle added this to Driveway with patio garden
November 22, 2013
color and curve. (not excited about the grey border )
re1620 added this to re1620's ideas
November 20, 2013
Brick and paver
jennamelrose added this to Exterior Ideas
November 18, 2013
Birch trees lining the driveway
belleoftheball1 added this to belleoftheball1's ideas
November 15, 2013
tree lined driveway
ginren added this to Outdoor/botanic
November 13, 2013
River birch
rhobart added this to pool ideas
November 5, 2013
screen with taxus and ground cover
jacquelinecollins added this to jacquelinecollins's ideas
November 3, 2013
River birch trees
PATRICIA KINNEY added this to dream house
October 30, 2013
Birch trees
angiediane added this to Landscape Ideas
October 29, 2013
love the brick and placement of trees
Lisa Akers added this to lisa_akers's ideas
October 28, 2013
River Birch
kuhurley added this to garden
October 14, 2013
Grouping of trees
goncama added this to goncama's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Love
llodell added this to Outside
October 11, 2013
Brick and stone look nice toghether
nathaliealbrecht added this to Landscaping
October 10, 2013
Birch trees
violettavalery added this to violettavalery's ideas
October 10, 2013
Landscape hedge with line of birch in front
mckinleychas added this to Landscape Ideas
October 7, 2013
a row or border of birch
maryjolivingston added this to landscaping
September 28, 2013
love birch trees, their bark is awesome
sheenahkreager added this to Landscape Ideas
September 27, 2013
river birch
cnbolder added this to Driveway
September 23, 2013
This red Brick and stone edge may be a solution if we get the brick free.
bradlara added this to Driveway
September 23, 2013
Li e
Ken Streeter added this to Landscape Ideas
September 23, 2013
curved edge to brick pavers with jumbo cobblestones; cut edge between brick and cobblestones
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September 22, 2013
river birch
suzanne44 added this to my outdoor
September 20, 2013
river birch
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September 20, 2013
Trees
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September 20, 2013
Brick with stone edge
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September 20, 2013
Pavers
suengel added this to 4355 Gordon Drive
September 20, 2013
Driveway
Erica Wahlig added this to emwahlig's ideas
September 18, 2013
river birch tree for backyard between houses
Joy Boven added this to Driveways
September 15, 2013
Row of birches
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September 14, 2013
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Teserra added this to McDowell
September 13, 2013
Birch trees
Deb added this to Landscape Ideas
September 13, 2013
great drive
masuozzi added this to masuozzi's ideas
September 12, 2013
line the driveway
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September 12, 2013
More driveway
degwar27 added this to degwar27's ideas
September 11, 2013
trees
rabbitte71 added this to rabbitte71's Ideas
September 9, 2013
Path & trees
nancy1047 added this to nancy1047's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Clump birch
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September 8, 2013
Walkway
JoEllen Thomas added this to joellen_thomas's ideas
September 7, 2013
River Birch
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September 7, 2013
double row of cobblestone paver makes a pretty edge between driveway and lawn
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September 5, 2013
driveway
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September 3, 2013
River birch
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September 3, 2013
garden
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