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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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January 2, 2014
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Japanese spurge or Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
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Ground cover
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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.
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how tall and what is the spread at maturity of Techny Arborvitae?
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what is the plant used as ground cover? I lost the answer and can't find it. Thanks
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Pachysandra
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April 22, 2012
donnaeb wrote:
please e-mail the name of the ground cover and white flowers. Love this look in a garden.
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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' & Annabelle hydrangea.
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thanks so much
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what is the name of the ground cover?
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How much sun can it handle?
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What variety is the Hydrangea?
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I can't believe people don't read the preceeding Q&A. Thank you for your kind responses just the same.
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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.
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Hydrangea paniculata ' Anabelle'
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Are the Anabelle shade loving Hydrangea?
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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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