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Generous Plantings Line the Bluestone Walkway with Season-long Color

bluestone walkway with lush planting bed 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. The light lift of the purple catmint and vinca groundcover.
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Artifact Fountain Imported from India

reclaimed artifact fountain Located off the home office porch, this “artifact” planter was imported from India and converted to a fountain. Mexican washed stones​ and reclaimed granite pavers surround the fountain.
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Stunning Formal Garden in Winnetka, Illinois

formal garden overflowing with hydrangeas in winnetka illinois Boxwood shrubs enclose perennial plant beds overflowing with hydrangeas. Daylilies and astilbe add punches of color. Shade flowers and a variety of trees add color and texture to the landscape.
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Front Yard Landscaping Creates an Impressive Winnetka Entry

bluestone walk with formal boxwood hedge and decomposed granite drive This magnificent home’s garden extends beautifully into the front yard. Landscaping ideas such as carefully manicured boxwood hedges, red decomposed granite pathways and surfaces, and bluestone slabs are carried through to the formal entry for a consistently elegant look. The geometric lines and the proportions determined in the expansive rear and side gardens are established...
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Decomposed Granite Path and Driveway in Winnetka

decomposed granite pathway with formal boxwood hedge A decomposed granite path adds casual elegance to pathways, the driveway and parking surface. It is reminiscent of the gravel pathways lined by linear boxwood hedges in French parterre gardens. Decomposed granite is weathered rock that has been worn into smaller pieces of crushed stone. The effect is natural and inviting, and is easy to...
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Professionally Maintained Landscape in Winnetka, Illinois

manicured winnetka illinois landscape A winding boxwood hedge adds structure to the landscape. The shrubs, lush perennials and turf are carefully manicured and managed for optimal health and beauty. Soil treatment keeps the hydrangeas pink to harmonize with the home and nearby astilbe.
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Winnetka Bluestone Patio Draws Focus to a Garden Fountain

fountain surrounded by curved bluestone in winnetka illinois Arced lines and a bronze garden fountain soften the geometry of the formal landscape, while adding the relaxing sounds of water to the classic setting. A focal point among the intersecting stone pathways and green borders, the garden fountain is an unexpected yet fitting addition. Water features and statuary are often incorporated into landscapes inspired...
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Garden Statue Enhances a Formal Winnetka Landscape

formal garden with statue in winnetka, illinois Garden art, such as this classically inspired garden statue, adds interest to the order and organization of a formal estate garden. The garden statue becomes the focal point of the many linear views created by hardscape walls, bluestone patios, grassy walkways and boxwood hedges. In more formal settings, statuary enhances the personality of the landscape....
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Winnetka Red Brick Paver Patio and Outdoor Room

birck paver patio set in herringbone pattern Arranged on an expanse of red brick pavers, this outdoor dining area feels cozy, as if it’s ensconced in its own outdoor room. The herringbone pattern—reminiscent of a fine parquet dining room floor—is enclosed within rectangular bluestone slabs. This is an unexpected approach, as bluestone fields and red brick paver accents are used elsewhere on...
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Formal Boxwood Hedges in Winnetka

formal boxwood hedge in winnetka IL Carefully manicured boxwood hedges follow the geometric lines of the stone wall and the home’s exterior. Annual flowers are planted in pockets to add pops of color.
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