This elevated bluestone patio is ringed in outcropping stone.
This large sweeping perennial bed is bursting with color with purple Hummelo lamb’s ear in the foreground to the crimson red of the bee balm.
This raised Lannon stone spa features smooth concrete coping.
Beautifully integrated pool, patio, and spa in Glenview, IL.
This woodland home in Bull Valley, Illinois features lush sweeping beds of purple and pink astilbe, white Annabelle hydrangea, and bee balm.
Densely planted beds of pink astilbe and white Annabelle hydrangea with stone retaining wall in the background.
Outcropping stone steps and terraced walls overflowing with purple perennial geranium, astilbe, and pockets of day lilies to come.
Closeup of a large astilbe bed in full bloom.
A range of pink and white phlox bloom throughout the late summer in this Bull Valley, IL garden.
A built-in stone fire pit is ideal for cooler evenings outdoors.
Chaise cushions amplify the tones of bluestone, trees and leaves.
An impressive view of outcropping stone and low plantings.
A 42″ wide flagstone firepit with 16″ wide bluestone coping is the perfect place to sit by the fire.
In this Glenview, Illinois outdoor kitchen, the island and grill are topped with bluestone and the walls are Lannon stone.
An outdoor living room sits comfortably on decomposed bluestone.
A bluestone pool deck with bullnose limestone coping is surrounded by lush, vibrant perennials.
Vibrant, robust begonias are the perfect annuals for planting beneath shade trees.
Boxwood shrubs enclose perennial plant beds overflowing with hydrangeas.
Giant slabs in chestnut hues define the landscape.
This magnificent home’s garden extends beautifully into the front yard.
Large bluestone patio pavers enhance the sophistication of the pool deck, complementing the tones of pool house and the in-ground pool itself.
A sunken urn-shaped fountain provides a rustic, sensory touch.
This flagstone patio area features a raised fire pit clad in Lannon stone and topped in bluestone.
A friendly cherub rests among mature green and variegated hostas, and bold giant alliums.
Arced lines and a bronze garden fountain soften the geometry of the formal landscape, while adding the relaxing sounds of water to the classic setting.
Oversized, variegated hostas provide the perfect setting for bronze crane garden art.
Arranged on an expanse of red brick pavers, this outdoor dining area feels cozy, as if it’s ensconced in its own outdoor room.
Lush front entry plantings include the red wax leaf begonia, a bed of small round boxwood shrubs surrounded by the dark leaves of the coral bells.
A converted millstone fits perfectly into the natural landscape.
Located off the home office porch, this “artifact” planter was imported from India and converted to a fountain.
Stone pavers lead to a shady spot to perch among the trees and tall, pink astilbe.
Clay pavers complement the rich greens of a wooded path.
Annabelle hydrangeas create a breathtaking backdrop.
A linear bluestone pathway leads to more casual blooms in this Glenview vegetable garden.
Carefully manicured boxwood hedges follow the geometric lines of the stone wall and the home’s exterior.
The interplay of greens and reds, as well as a variety of leaf shapes and sizes, creates a captivating scene.
A full outdoor kitchen and entertaining area fits perfectly into the patio.
A stepped design allows plantings to add variety and interest.
Smooth concrete coping gives the bluestone patio, pool and spa a clean edge.
Lush plantings of white hydrangeas, red-orange daylilies and pink astilbe add lightness and color to the classic garden space.
Chartreuse hostas seem to capture the sun, and are even more distinctive beside purple alliums.
Bluestone steps, supported by fieldstone slabs, mirror the angles and proportions of the home’s architecture.
Large sweeping beds of bee balm and astilbe abut the impressive outcropping stone retaining wall.
This crushed stone driveway is made from decomposed granite and lends a gracious air to an expansive driveway and parking surface.
Textured plantings and hardscape guide the eye through the landscape.
Annuals spill out of window boxes, echoing the colors of plant beds.
Plant beds are fully irrigated to remain lush all summer.
Garden art, such as this classically inspired garden statue, adds interest to the order and organization of a formal estate garden.
A spa offers views of container plants and bright perennials.
A Lannon Stone wall is surrounded by carefully cut bluestone slabs.