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Windsor Companies

This home is perched at the top of a steep hill that descends to a small lake. The slopes were eroding, the outdoor dining areas were too small and the wooden timber walls and steps were beginning to fail.

Our simple, richly detailed solution demonstrates Windsor's ability to work with our clients and creatively solve landscape issues. A large wooden deck, a stone terrace, and a sinuous stone wall replaced the old deck and steps.

The magnificent swimming pool is now surrounded by warm patterned concrete tiles; the terrace is home to a large overhead wood pergola for shelter from the sun, a stone fireplace for evening entertainment, and a lively cascading waterfall.

This project earned Windsor Companies a Merit Award for Excellence in Landscape Design by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.

Photos by Paul Crosby.

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March 15, 2013
Judy Baker wrote:
what are the pink flowers?
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Impatiens. Excellent annual for shade but a disease called DOWNY MILDEW is wiping out the species across the entire country. I would use New Guinea Impatiens or Caladium instead.
    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 10:03AM
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And that's a lot of annuals to plant Begonias often come back in N Texas and more hardy
    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 9:34AM
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July 12, 2013
Claudia Olalla wrote:
Is this flagstone or slate? If so, what size & type? Was mortar used?

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Becky Harris added this to City View: Minneapolis Design Style
Residents are bringing the relaxing lake-cabin feeling to their own landscapes. "People love the idea of coming home to their own cozy outdoor spaces, rather than having to escape to the lake," says Arnosti. Screened-in porches are very popular, not only for enjoying the fresh air and expanding outdoor living to three seasons, but also for avoiding mosquitos. "Another popular and wonderful way to extend your indoor space in Minnesota is with decks or terraces, often with pergolas overhead and abundant flowers in containers," Arnosti says.

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