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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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April 30, 2014
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It looks like Hydrangea "Anabelle"?? Maybe 'Limelight', but the flower heads look too round for that.
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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.
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Are they annuals or perennials?
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June 14, 2012
josiebella wrote:
is that english ivy in the walls
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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.
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What are the red flowers called in the flower beds?
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April 9, 2012
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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.
2 Likes    Bookmark   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
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January 18, 2012
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Could be a type of likes cooler climes.
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whats the name of the paving , what kind of stone is it and whats the name of it
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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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The ivy on facade
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I like the bunches of one color
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want to do something like this
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Flores rojas jardinera entrada
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Use of what appears to be red impatients maybe pigmy kind
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Two toned. Extends further out
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pretty red flowers against the brown brick
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I really like that this is very simple--just a mass of red and a mass of white, with a tree, a couple of pots and the ivy makes it very cozy.
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For front of house
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notice the beds of impatiens
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Great use of annuals on a Traditional home!!
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love the landscaping/front porch pots
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Simply beautiful in all the brickwork detailing, the arched doorway, and greenery. Of course they may regret letting ivy grow up the house, but it looks so darn beautiful I would probably just do it anyway, even knowing what it can do to the structure. Gorgeous!
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Mass of red flowers
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green window trim
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Single color plantings using sun impatients and wax begonias for front lawn.
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Brick around the windows and doorway
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like the color - maybe paint over my brick and leave the trim brick as is
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brick frame window
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Like the container gardens on either side of front door.
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mélange de fleur rouge et verte en bas et 2 pots de fleur à l'entrée .
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low front landscape
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everything, makes me want to be there
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Pots at door
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do you notice how to door/entrance is a little bit pushed inwards and those 2 or 3 or 3and a half or 4 line branches of green are creeping up
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steps to turret
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This is for landscaping, I like the ivy and the flower beds but don't like a single color
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My front home!!!! This is the one
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Colors in pots match beds, lime and orange
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Love these red flowers.
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simple and beautiful colour impact
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impatiens low level front row planting
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Fill flower beds with all flowers
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impatiens (annual) or waxed begonias are the red flowers. White are hydrangea annabelle or limelight
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