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Windsor Companies traditional landscape

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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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twinsbab wrote:
landscaping - what is the beautiful red annual?
     Comment   November 8, 2013
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Impatiens, Super Elfin. Downy mildew has been disastrous to the impatiens industry, we're substituting, with great success, waxed begonias or, when available, "Sun" impatiens.
March 25, 2014 at 8:38am     
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josiebella wrote:
is that english ivy in the walls
   Comment   June 14, 2012
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Unfortunately, English Ivy is not hardy in our northern climate. This is Engelmann Ivy, and we've had very good luck with Boston Ivy, as well.
June 14, 2012 at 12:45pm   
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What are the red flowers called in the flower beds?
September 26, 2012 at 11:36am     
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toby07 wrote:
What is the name of the red flower used? I am wondering if it is an annual or perennial? Thanks! - What is the name of the red flower used? I am wondering if it is an annual or perennial? Thanks!
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'Blitz Red' impatiens are used in a sweep of bright color that contrasts well against the emerald green of the grass in front.
September 20, 2012 at 5:21pm     
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I think that sometimes just 1 color of flowers is so much more impactful than big beds of various colors
August 11, 2013 at 3:57pm     
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chipchee wrote:
Any idea what kind of grass that is??
   Comment   January 18, 2012
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Could be a type of likes cooler climes.
January 19, 2012 at 6:10am     
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whats the name of the paving , what kind of stone is it and whats the name of it
January 25, 2013 at 5:17am     
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Traditional
A mass planting of a single plant, a throwback to the days of large estates, is highly effective, especially in a traditional setting. Here the color of the annuals plays off the color of the house yet doesn't compete with the architectural lines.

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Love the front of this house!
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Pretty door
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Flower bed
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Red flowers and yellow green foliage to brighten back
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Addt'l photos
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cement and brick
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Design idea for any home
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Monochromatic with huge color pop.
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garden beautiful
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Red flowers
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entrance flower design
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Las rojas son flores de temporada?
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nice home
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red boarder
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Love the red flowers for out front
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Color in front of our house
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I like the grass and flower combo
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Please look at all of the photos in this collection. I like how all of the colors tie together - including pavers. It's elegant with vibrant reds and greens. I also like how the front door pots tie into the planted landscape. The simple trees that line the driveway are nice as well.
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Driveway, Ivey
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steph's front
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Love front clean look
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Flower blanket
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Red flowers
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engelman ivy and boston ivy
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Like the pavers
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red flowers…all one color
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Red Impatiens
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March 27, 2014
this heavier stucco, brick and vines on the wall/s looks good.
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Pop of color - orange to match the door??
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The red flowers
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I like how those red ones line the boxes, and the white flowers are in the boxes.
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brick edging
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Red flowers with white hydrangias
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Red flowers.
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Red flowers
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I want this parking near the house, once we move the driveway
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steps and patio
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Quite like the idea of sweeping flower beds... all in one colour.
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Flower Bed!!!!
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Plants Neal door
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outside my house ideas
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red flower stone
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the plants/ the bushes
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retaining wall and flowers
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stubby entry on drive- the junction of materials
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Old English look.
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driveway recycled bricks
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Flowers around the front yard
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love the red
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Stone driveway
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circular steps
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Love this pop of red
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stucco and brick
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Corner planting with red curved planting underneath
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Front Yard Color
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Paver driveway and low colorful shrubbery
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brick & concrete
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February 13, 2014
beautiful but I prefer all the red flowers to be white.
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fire place brick crown
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Driveway & flowers
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Mass plantings!
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Brick- concrete combo in drive
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beautiful brick
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So pretty
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plants, colors
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this is so beautiful
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All one color bush
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BURST of red color!
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floral border
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green vines, grass, and red floral contrast against neutral home…inset pavers
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annuals, single colour planting
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mounded flowers
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Like the brick accent on the stucco. (Would like to find a version of this in opposite that fits the budget!)
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simplicity in having one flower repeated.
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Also love this for the front need a medium size plant for front yard
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January 13, 2014
this idea with stone where the tan was instead
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impatients, front porch urns
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Brick driveway
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Brick green and red
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Mass planting of single colorful plant
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Nice front yard
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concrete steps
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Like the low colorful plants
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brick and stucco coloring
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ivy on the brick!
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Flowers landscape
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Love the exterior
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Backyard garden
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paint brick except the outline of frames??
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Beautiful garden
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love the punch of color
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Totally castle theamed
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The Garden.
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low green bushes under windows with small flowers to go with it
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circle drivwa and yard...3 steps up to door
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Recycled clay bricks
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warm feel
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Like the plants and colors
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Notice the driveway matches the house facade
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Like the red color
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front entrance!
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Love this!
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Été 2014
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the red flowers
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Flower bed
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like the red flowers and the greenery growing on the house
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Love the red flower bed, could work with begonias
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What a beautiful yard!! Like pots and front entry
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front elevation
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Do flowers like these next year in front
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mass of red impatience.
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client inspiration - solid color annual plantings
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Red brick trim
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Mass color in front
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Major wow with this much color
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