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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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kimmydi wrote:
Ground cover - What is the ground cover bordering this landscape?
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Japanese spurge or Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
February 24, 2014 at 11:00am     
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angelah1989
Ground cover
April 12, 2014 at 8:01pm   
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mariasangeria wrote:
Name of Trees - Planted along the edge?
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Toni Spitler
Arborvitae get the ones that have only a 5 foot spread, otherwise planted this close would choke each other to death and have less dense branching.
March 25, 2013 at 6:48am     
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Toni Spitler
how tall and what is the spread at maturity of Techny Arborvitae?
March 21, 2014 at 6:38am   
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donnaeb wrote:
what is the plant used as ground cover? I lost the answer and can't find it. Thanks
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Pachysandra
May 12, 2012 at 5:40pm     
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donnaeb wrote:
please e-mail the name of the ground cover and white flowers. Love this look in a garden.
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motherbear
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' & Annabelle hydrangea.
April 23, 2012 at 6:37am     
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donnaeb
thanks so much
April 23, 2012 at 5:01pm   
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kdangelo1 wrote:
what is the name of the ground cover?
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csfowler1
How much sun can it handle?
August 1, 2013 at 12:11am     
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sillinlan
What variety is the Hydrangea?
March 28, 2014 at 3:07pm   
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mdfinn4 wrote:
Name of plant - Beautiful job! What is the name of the evergreen type plant behind the white hydrangea that is creating the privacy screen?
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rbcola
I can't believe people don't read the preceeding Q&A. Thank you for your kind responses just the same.
January 21, 2014 at 5:28am     
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My apologies to hontoo - if your query meant the "low growing green plants" next to the grass. I can't speak for the Windsor Companies.....but the green plants at grass edge looks like.......pachysandra.
March 27, 2014 at 1:31pm   
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jobie1 wrote:
What are the large white flowers?
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melenducas
Hydrangea paniculata ' Anabelle'
August 13, 2013 at 3:16am     
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Are the Anabelle shade loving Hydrangea?
April 13, 2014 at 9:37am   
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Alasdair Hutchison wrote:
Shipping container - Shdj
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Trees - What is the name of the trees flanked in a row in the background please
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Lisa Frederick added this to 10 Home Fixes That Require a Pro
8. Tree removal. Smaller trees (say, 10 or 15 feet high) are OK to cut down on your own, but anything larger should have you speed dialing the tree service. First, amateurs and chainsaws rarely mix well. Then there's the art of gauging where the tree will fall — miss the mark, and it could hit a power line or crush a wing of your house. And trying to balance up high while you saw off limbs is an ER visit waiting to happen.
Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: Shape and Mass
While the ingredients are quite traditional — a lawn, ground cover, flowering shrubs and a specimen tree — this design utilizes shape quite well. The overall look is sophisticated, beginning with the strong, rounded lawn and continuing to the curved planting bands that emanate from it, all the way to the arborvitae hedge, which provides mass at the perimeter of this lovely, green garden.More:Garden Sculptures Shape the Landscape
How to use it. Pachysandra is a great pick for a border garden. Its lighter green color also creates contrast next to hedges and evergreens.I spoke with landscape architect Meg Arnosti of Windsor Companies about using Pachysandra responsibly. "Pachysandra is not considered to be invasive in Minnesota," she says, "and on the list of invasive plants from the USDA it is in the final category, 'Local Concern and Monitoring.' When we use it, it is always bound by edging to keep it in place. It spreads very slowly, and I have never experienced it growing out of bounds, nor have I heard complaints from my many gardener friends."

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