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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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gleavitt1009 wrote:
What is the white flower? - Looks like it could be a bush as well. I'm in zone 10 and looking for a white flowering bush that isn't poisonous to the animals.
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tonioleary
It looks like Hydrangea "Anabelle"?? Maybe 'Limelight', but the flower heads look too round for that.
April 30, 2014 at 11:43AM   
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twinsbab wrote:
landscaping - what is the beautiful red annual?
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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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amackjr
Are they annuals or perennials?
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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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annaebarnes
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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bjshep
'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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marciakelley
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??
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motherbear
Could be a type of fescue....it likes cooler climes.
January 19, 2012 at 6:10AM     
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dragon88
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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this heavier stucco, brick and vines on the wall/s looks good.
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