Cherub with wings sits pensively on a lannon stone seat wall in Park Ridge IL garden.
An over-sized bluestone walkway is planted with Creeping Jenny and Creeping Thyme.
“Autumn Blaze” columnar maples soften the exterior of the home and provide brilliant Fall color.
Black bottom pool and boulder retaining wall made from WI granite.
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.
An impressive view of outcropping stone and low plantings.
Giant slabs in chestnut hues define the landscape.
This flagstone patio area features a raised fire pit clad in Lannon stone and topped in bluestone.
A stepped design allows plantings to add variety and interest.
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.
Plant beds are fully irrigated to remain lush all summer.
A formal room is delineated by stone and large-scale plantings.
A built-in seatwall is perfect for admiring summer blooms.
An existing wall is refreshed with new bluestone.
Bluestone pavers pair well with Lannon stone walls.
The pool and seatwall appear aged to match existing stone.
A stone wall holds spirited flowers and shrubs in check.
Redbud blossoms and bulbs provide long-awaited color.
Stone garden walls and walkways lead through the plantings.
Natural-looking walls shore up plantings and patios.
New areas were installed to match original structures.
The landscape is home to more than 250 species of birds.
Visitors can relax near the bubbling trout stream.
Varying plant heights maximizes a small space.
Natural bluestone boulders provide eye-catching color.
Within a neat rectangle, an explosion of color.
Fences and walkways bring order to the landscape.
Fieldstone steps lead to a hidden pathway.
Containers and raised beds showcase summer blooms.
Containers bring color and life onto the patio.
A step-down patio maximizes entertaining space.
Fieldstone and bluestone combine for a unique effect.
Potted annuals draw the garden into the spa surround.
Every inch of a 50-foot lot is fully detailed.
A natural waterfall draws the eye to a beloved bronze.
An exploration in shrubs, perennials and foliage.
A stone path is perfect for this shady glen.
White blooms bring light into shady areas.
Distinct gathering areas suit different sized groups.
Benches hold cushions and extend guest seating.
Each view is enhanced by hardscape and plantings.
A new stone surround integrates an existing spa.
A stone wall keeps free-flowing plants in check.
Stone and floral “walls” outline the space.
Annuals in urns echo the colors of perennial beds.
A patio augments interior space for entertaining.
Casual paths invite students and visitors outdoors.