The large multi-tier composite stone fountain is opposite the front door across the auto court surrounded by annuals and reclaimed granite pathway and low boxwood hedge.
A decomposed granite path adds casual elegance to pathways, the driveway and parking surface.
A medley of smooth, shade-friendly greens is punctuated by spiky astilbe and goat’s beard.
This raised spa in Glenview, Illinois features a Lannon stone veneer with smooth concrete coping.
A winding boxwood hedge adds structure to the landscape.
This curved bluestone walkway is lined with lush plantings.
The irregular stone slabs of the walkway complement the more polished bluestone patio.
Flowering plants are staged for new views from week to week.
Flowering trees and shrubs complement mature trees.
Sheltered by perennials, an idyllic place to chat.
Seating for two—the fireplace adds a personal touch.
Flagstone walls tie the design of the spa and fire pit together.
Arborvitae screens the intimate garden and dining area.
Bluestone chips carve out a spot to enjoy the blooms.
Upgrades protected the stream, plantings and habitats.
Mounds of foliage, shrubs and perennials help the spa blend in.
A formal room is delineated by stone and large-scale plantings.
Replacing concrete upgrades the whole property.
Planters encourage experimentation as they change with the seasons.
Lannon stone and bluestone add sophistication to the backyard fire pit.
Combining straight lines and curves adds interest.
Oversized containers add height and interest around the patio.
Globally inspired details fit in a calm American garden.
Clay pavers and a bluestone walk suit the new exterior.
Wooded areas were underplanted to add color and texture.
Sit and relax is this conversation area.
Sweeps of purple stachys, red bee balm, white shasta daisy, yellow black-eyed susan and green sedum are tidy yet casual.
A built-in seatwall is perfect for admiring summer blooms.
Bluestone and Lanon stone elevate the stainless steel grill and preferred accessories to a chef-ready level.
The bluestone pool deck is welcoming yet refined.
Lannon stone, bluestone and gravel surround the fire pit.
An existing wall is refreshed with new bluestone.
Hydrangeas, hostas, vinca and impatiens thrive in the shade.
Bluestone pavers pair well with Lannon stone walls.
The pool and seatwall appear aged to match existing stone.
Abundant grasses and blooms surround this outdoor living room.
An elevated bluestone deck offers sweeping views.
Varying shapes and sizes create a layered landscape.
Tumbled concrete pavers create a casual atmosphere.
Flower beds provide pleasing views from the home and walkways.
A stone wall holds spirited flowers and shrubs in check.
Jerusalem limestone slabs elevate the tone of the patio.
A red brick grill surround matches the home’s exterior and patio.
Deftly handled, stone can be mixed to great effect.
Creeping thyme and bluestone lead through shady, low plantings.
Bluestone and Lannon stone combine for a cozy built-in backyard fire pit.
Redbud blossoms and bulbs provide long-awaited color.
This overhead detail photo shows the exploded flagstone patio with creeping thyme planted between the joints.
The pool deck, patio and fire pit draw groups of different sizes.
Native plants bloom with abandon in their natural habitat.