Windsor CompaniesTraditional Landscape, Minneapolis

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.

Photo of a traditional front yard brick landscaping in Minneapolis. —  Houzz
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This photo has 5 questions
toby07 wrote:Apr 9, 2012
  • bjshep
    'Blitz Red' impatiens are used in a sweep of bright color that contrasts well against the emerald green of the grass in front.
  • marciakelley
    I think that sometimes just 1 color of flowers is so much more impactful than big beds of various colors
gleavitt1009 wrote:Apr 30, 2014
  • Kelsey Compars

    This is such lovely landscaping. The ivy going up the home is so bright green and gives the home such a nice touch. If I could get my home looking this great I would be one happy camper. http://www.downtoearthgarden.com.au

  • Nate

    White Peony

twinsbab wrote:Nov 8, 2013
  • amackjr
    Are they annuals or perennials?
  • D D
    annuals for shade
josiebella wrote:Jun 14, 2012
  • PRO
    Windsor Companies
    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.
  • annaebarnes
    What are the red flowers called in the flower beds?
chipchee wrote:Jan 18, 2012
  • motherbear
    Could be a type of fescue....it likes cooler climes.
  • dragon88
    whats the name of the paving , what kind of stone is it and whats the name of it

What Houzz contributors are saying:

mariannel
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Traditional Garden StyleMar 12, 2012

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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Kirsten Modlin added this to webuser_36087130's ideasMar 25, 2019

Would love a bed of low flowers like this at the entrance of our driveway. On the two opposite sides to flank just the immediate entrance to the driveway.

chestil
Irene added this to House frontMar 22, 2019

Mass planting 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.

chestil
Irene added this to GardeningMar 22, 2019

Mass of plants 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.

jak403
jak403 added this to Pinecrest Front YardMar 3, 2019

Like the snowball hydrangeas with red impatients

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