The stone steps are Idaho Gold flagstone and the risers are thin Oakfield veneer.
Arched topped gate with circular cutout and lattice top.
A shady spot to sit and relax along a flagstone stepper pathway.
Whimsical mailbox planted with annuals.
Cupola garden art made by the homeowner is the focal point of the garden.
Cherub with wings sits pensively on a lannon stone seat wall in Park Ridge IL garden.
A sunken urn-shaped fountain provides a rustic, sensory touch.
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.
Stone pavers lead to a shady spot to perch among the trees and tall, pink astilbe.
Carefully manicured boxwood hedges follow the geometric lines of the stone wall and the home’s exterior.
Annuals spill out of window boxes, echoing the colors of plant beds.
Garden art, such as this classically inspired garden statue, adds interest to the order and organization of a formal estate garden.
A winding boxwood hedge adds structure to the landscape.
Flowering plants are staged for new views from week to week.
Flowering trees and shrubs complement mature trees.
Globally inspired details fit in a calm American garden.
The pool and seatwall appear aged to match existing stone.
Redbud blossoms and bulbs provide long-awaited color.
A river rock bed adds a glossy sheen to the plant beds.
Giant hosta leaves gain more texture each year.
A stone firepit echoes the building’s original exterior.
The spa fills the landscape with the relaxing sounds of a waterfall.
Varying plant heights maximizes a small space.
Discrete seating areas encourages guests to mingle.
A rustic bridge connects two sides of the property.
Every inch of a 50-foot lot is fully detailed.
A natural waterfall draws the eye to a beloved bronze.
This granite millstone fountain, surrounded by pachysandra and colorful impatiens, draws visitors and birds to this shady spot.
Daylilies and a birdbath draw butterflies and birds.
White hydrangeas amplify warm oranges and reds.
At the height of summer, blooms look to the sky.
A hosta garden showcases variety in size and color.
Beautiful and varied, using mostly foliage.
Note how most of the color is from foliage plants.
A shady corner is the perfect home for a statue.
Potted annuals inject more color into a city lot.
Gravel and bluestone set the stage for socializing.
A peaceful addition gives kids a place to splash.
A broken path meanders around a granite fountain.
Summer annuals grow quickly, spilling from urns.
A fanciful planter personalizes a shady corner.
Urns overflowing with annuals brighten the entry.
Stone and floral “walls” outline the space.
Annuals in urns echo the colors of perennial beds.
Flagstone and pavers form a unique welcome.
Water enhances the garden with peaceful sounds.