Stone garden walls and walkways lead through the plantings.
Weathered, variegated reclaimed clay paver bricks complement the home’s exterior.
Natural-looking walls shore up plantings and patios.
One of the hallmarks of Van Zelst landscape design is continuous color throughout the season.
A river rock bed adds a glossy sheen to the plant beds.
Terra cotta pots extend the lively garden up onto the patio.
A rustic, sunken, outdoor fire pit, nestled among plentiful trees and plantings.
Giant hosta leaves gain more texture each year.
New areas were installed to match original structures.
Drifts of flowers feel natural and unplanned.
Giant Annabelle hydrangeas cheerfully greet arrivals.
Bluestone chips and Dragon’s Blood sedum create a casual air.
A warmly appointed addition offers expansive garden views.
A stone firepit echoes the building’s original exterior.
Reds, pinks and purples pop against a green backdrop.
A shady spot provides views of the plantings and pool.
A curved bluestone walk feels friendly yet polished.
The spa fills the landscape with the relaxing sounds of a waterfall.
Large swaths of a few plants provide impact.
The landscape is home to more than 250 species of birds.
Visitors can relax near the bubbling trout stream.
Mixing heights, colors and textures adds interest.
Varying plant heights maximizes a small space.
The centerpiece of an inviting outdoor living room all summer long.
Natural bluestone boulders provide eye-catching color.
Within a neat rectangle, an explosion of color.
Large drifts of a few plants can have a huge impact.
Fences and walkways bring order to the landscape.
Fieldstone steps lead to a hidden pathway.
Containers and raised beds showcase summer blooms.
The driveway is as welcoming as the front door.
Straight lines were replaced with friendly curves.
Varied heights allow each flower to stand out.
Containers bring color and life onto the patio.
Discrete seating areas encourages guests to mingle.
A step-down patio maximizes entertaining space.
Lush perennials make the most of a small space.
Fieldstone and bluestone combine for a unique effect.
Potted annuals draw the garden into the spa surround.
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.
Focusing on greens, blues and purples imparts elegance.
Steps built into the pond keep water rushing.
An outdoor kitchen island with built-in grill area perfectly suits the home.
This granite millstone fountain, surrounded by pachysandra and colorful impatiens, draws visitors and birds to this shady spot.
Native plants add an unfussy air to the patio.
Stone veneer and bluestone walls double as benches.
An exploration in shrubs, perennials and foliage.
Daylilies and a birdbath draw butterflies and birds.