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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.
URL
http://www.windsorcompanies.com

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Shade-Loving ImpatiensMost people think of these as summer plants, but if you need a spot of color, why not stick a six-pack or flat of these in place? Sure, the first frost may do them in, but you can enjoy them until then. If you live where winters are mild, you may even enjoy them through the winter. The good news is that impatiens have one of the largest color ranges of any plants, so you’re sure to find something that will work in your garden.Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-notBotanical name: ImpatiensUSDA zones: All, depending on the speciesWater requirement: RegularLight requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sunMature size: ½ foot to 2 feetGrowing tips: It’s probably best to put out seedlings in the fall. They are fairly low maintenance but will do better if you provide regular fertilizer. Cut them back if they get rangy. All impatiens are great for containers.

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October 26, 2014
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October 12, 2014
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October 12, 2014
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October 12, 2014
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October 8, 2014
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October 4, 2014
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October 2, 2014
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October 1, 2014
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September 21, 2014
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September 21, 2014
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September 18, 2014
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September 18, 2014
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September 17, 2014
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September 15, 2014
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September 15, 2014
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September 14, 2014
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September 9, 2014
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September 3, 2014
Fall flower suggestions
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September 2, 2014
post details
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August 31, 2014
Shade-Loving Impatiens Most people think of these as summer plants, but if you need a spot of color, why not stick a six-pack or flat of these in place? Sure, the first frost may do them in, but you can enjoy them until then. If you live where winters are mild, you may even enjoy them through the winter. The good news is that impatiens have one of the largest color ranges of any plants, so you’re sure to find something that will work in your garden. Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not Botanical name: Impatiens USDA zones: All, depending on the species Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sun Mature size: ½ foot to 2 feet Growing tips: It’s probably best to put out seedlings in the fall. They are fairly low maintenance but will do better if you provide regular fertilizer. Cut them back if they get rangy. All impatiens are great for containers.
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August 30, 2014
That is such a pretty area! I love the grill spot and the pretty stream!
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August 30, 2014
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August 29, 2014
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August 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014
so beautiful with that water feature
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August 27, 2014
Nice fireplace - on the left
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August 27, 2014
The blooms and water together
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August 27, 2014
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August 26, 2014
outdoor area
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August 26, 2014
Love having waterfall and fireplace together!
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August 25, 2014
Waterfall
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August 25, 2014
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August 25, 2014
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August 25, 2014
Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not Botanical name: Impatiens USDA zones: All, depending on the species Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sun Mature size: ½ foot to 2 feet Growing tips: It’s probably best to put out seedlings in the fall. They are fairly low maintenance but will do better if you provide regular fertilizer. Cut them back if they get rangy. All impatiens are great for containers.
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August 25, 2014
good use of rocks for a water feature under an arbor
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August 25, 2014
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August 25, 2014
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August 24, 2014
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August 24, 2014
outdoor fireplace and fountain
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August 24, 2014
Always loved these too!
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August 24, 2014
On side yard
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August 24, 2014
Great detail on the pergola
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August 24, 2014
hade-Loving Impatiens Most people think of these as summer plants, but if you need a spot of color, why not stick a six-pack or flat of these in place? Sure, the first frost may do them in, but you can enjoy them until then. If you live where winters are mild, you may even enjoy them through the winter. The good news is that impatiens have one of the largest color ranges of any plants, so you’re sure to find something that will work in your garden. Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not Botanical name: Impatiens USDA zones: All, depending on the species Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sun Mature size: ½ foot to 2 feet Growing tips: It’s probably best to put out seedlings in the fall. They are fairly low maintenance but will do better if you provide regular fertilizer. Cut them back if they get rangy. All impatiens are great for containers.
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August 24, 2014
love the water feature
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August 24, 2014
Fireplace
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August 23, 2014
Impatiens for all zones. Plant in fall.
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June 18, 2014
Waterfall
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May 23, 2014
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May 16, 2014
Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not Botanical name: Impatiens USDA zones: All, depending on the species Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sun Mature size: ½ foot to 2 feet
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April 7, 2014
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March 18, 2014
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March 13, 2014
nice water feature
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February 23, 2014
way to add water structures to back wall
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January 6, 2014
love the waterfall in the hill and the lighting
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December 1, 2013
Garden - waterfall with plants in pockets
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November 8, 2013
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November 7, 2013
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November 2, 2013
Patio--raised water feature
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October 30, 2013
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October 20, 2013
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October 20, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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September 21, 2013
maybe along the back wall of the yard
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September 20, 2013
flowers
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September 20, 2013
Love the beautiful rock , arbor and fireplace. Perfection!
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September 20, 2013
Good layering of landscape to create additional visual depth.
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September 20, 2013
Pergola
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September 19, 2013
great waterfall
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September 17, 2013
impations; considered a summer plant, 1st frost may do them in, but for the color enjoy while they last
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September 17, 2013
Stone in Second corner, opposite export platform. Stones and structure with colors to create grounding in boundaries and freedom Shade-Loving Impatiens Most people think of these as summer plants, but if you need a spot of color, why not stick a six-pack or flat of these in place? Sure, the first frost may do them in, but you can enjoy them until then. If you live where winters are mild, you may even enjoy them through the winter. The good news is that impatiens have one of the largest color ranges of any plants, so you’re sure to find something that will work in your garden. Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not Botanical name: Impatiens USDA zones: All, depending on the species Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sun Mature size: ½ foot to 2 feet Growing tips: It’s probably best to put out seedlings in the fall. They are fairly low maintenance but will do better if you provide regular fertilizer. Cut them back if they get rangy. All impatiens are great for containers.
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September 17, 2013
Rock garden
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September 15, 2013
Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not
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September 14, 2013
idea for side of house
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September 14, 2013
Tralace
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September 14, 2013
Shade-Loving Impatiens Most people think of these as summer plants, but if you need a spot of color, why not stick a six-pack or flat of these in place? Sure, the first frost may do them in, but you can enjoy them until then. If you live where winters are mild, you may even enjoy them through the winter. The good news is that impatiens have one of the largest color ranges of any plants, so you’re sure to find something that will work in your garden. Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not Botanical name: Impatiens USDA zones: All, depending on the species Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sun Mature size: ½ foot to 2 feet Growing tips: It’s probably best to put out seedlings in the fall. They are fairly low maintenance but will do better if you provide regular fertilizer. Cut them back if they get rangy. All impatiens are great for containers.
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September 14, 2013
Trellis post detail Fireplace
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September 13, 2013
impatiens
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September 13, 2013
Que imagem magnifica!
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September 12, 2013
impatiens ama l'ombra
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September 12, 2013
fall plant
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September 12, 2013
i have all ways though that waster falls are pretty
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September 12, 2013
impatiens
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September 11, 2013
Rock waterfall
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September 11, 2013
Waterfall
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September 11, 2013
lemn
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September 11, 2013
Impatiens
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September 11, 2013
backyard/fireplace/patio cover style
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September 11, 2013
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September 11, 2013
Water feature
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September 11, 2013
Fireplace and pergola and planting beds
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September 11, 2013
gorgeous fireplace and water feature
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September 11, 2013
move pond to in front of shop.
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September 11, 2013
Rocalla
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September 11, 2013
water feature & fireplace
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September 11, 2013
Love the water garden..........
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September 10, 2013
around fountain in back yard! love it!
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September 9, 2013
Flowers on rocks
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September 9, 2013
Everything!
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September 9, 2013
Shade-Loving Impatiens Most people think of these as summer plants, but if you need a spot of color, why not stick a six-pack or flat of these in place? Sure, the first frost may do them in, but you can enjoy them until then. If you live where winters are mild, you may even enjoy them through the winter. The good news is that impatiens have one of the largest color ranges of any plants, so you’re sure to find something that will work in your garden. Common names: Impatiens, balsam, touch-me-not Botanical name: Impatiens USDA zones: All, depending on the species Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Shade or partial shade; some can take sun Mature size: ½ foot to 2 feet Growing tips: It’s probably best to put out seedlings in the fall. They are fairly low maintenance but will do better if you provide regular fertilizer. Cut them back if they get rangy. All impatiens are great for containers.
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September 9, 2013
shade loving impatiens
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September 3, 2013
garden
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August 30, 2013
Sinuous stone wall....looks less composed and more natural
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August 30, 2013
Fireplace
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August 8, 2013
everything
Windsor Companies added this to Water
June 28, 2013
water falls, water flow, water sound
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May 22, 2013
Waterfall
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May 2, 2013
waterfall mixed in with flowers
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April 26, 2013
Rocks
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April 22, 2013
Love pond
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April 19, 2013
nice
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March 20, 2013
Plants
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February 20, 2013
pergola details
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February 17, 2013
Pretty waterfall
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January 9, 2013
Little pond.
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January 8, 2013
I like it all
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December 13, 2012
pergola
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December 4, 2012
Nice
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November 20, 2012
Waterfall
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October 11, 2012
retaining wall/surrounding landscape
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August 26, 2012
waterfall
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August 9, 2012
water feature in rock
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July 14, 2012
flowers and water feature
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June 11, 2012
pond
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May 29, 2012
fireplace
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May 18, 2012
cool water fall
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May 18, 2012
impatiens
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April 24, 2012
pond
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April 11, 2012
Nice fountain.
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March 20, 2012
Spruce in background. Impatiens.
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February 4, 2012
Waterfall
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December 30, 2011
Love
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