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.
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.