A generous patio urges guests to come outside.
A peaceful addition gives kids a place to splash.
A broken path meanders around a granite fountain.
A contained space for relaxing, with pops of color.
Summer annuals grow quickly, spilling from urns.
Blooms of all colors, sizes and textures add interest.
A fanciful planter personalizes a shady corner.
Black-eyed Susans and purple coneflower thrive.
Urns overflowing with annuals brighten the entry.
Stone and floral “walls” outline the space.
Choices in seating keep guests near the fun.
Bluestone amplifies the deep sapphire of the pool.
Outdoor kitchen islands with built-in grills and more bring the party outside.
Russet, orange and gold are striking in Fall.
Winding pathways lead visitors through the garden.
A casual pathway heightens the sense of discovery.
Varied heights, textures and shades of green add impact.
A linear hedge leads the eye to casual bursts of color.
A pop of bright white stands out among all the color.
Annuals in urns echo the colors of perennial beds.
A patio augments interior space for entertaining.
Casual paths invite students and visitors outdoors.
Colorful foliage complements many types of stone.
Flagstone and pavers form a unique welcome.
The outcropping retaining wall and perennials appear centuries old.
Formal stone patios branch casually into the turf.
Sculptures and urns evoke a formal feel indoors.
Easy curves and dappled pavers feel relaxed.
Plantings and stone culminate in a pleasing bronze.
Framing the boundaries make a space more intimate.
Students can relax in a carved-out a seating area.
Gravel, pavers and concrete work together artfully.
Gravel allows rainwater to permeate into the soil.
Tall grasses attract attention from indoors and out.
Pavers elevate the entry and complement the home.
Bluestone walkways echo the lines of the house.
Clay and tumbled concrete pavers are a striking contrast.
Planters and a mix of stones personalize the pool and spa.
Flower beds keep the formal entry down to earth.
Varied shapes and colors create a stunning whole.
Variegated bluestone pavers make a seemingly random pattern feel easy and inviting in this Wilmette garden.
A minimal color palette can have a big impact.
A curved drive feels organic and inviting.
Lush plantings separate walkways from open space.
A display of the beauty of Illinois wildflowers.
Daylilies bloom brightly throughout the season.
The fading sun intensifies pink and purple blooms.
Mounds of flowers offset dramatic blocks of green.
Spiky foliage mimics the shapes of the water.
Pavers and plantings lead to an African sculpture.