Scrapbook – November 2008

Escape to the backyard

Project: Private residence, Lincoln Park, Illinois
Landscaper: Kinsella Landscape, Chicago, Illinois

Bluestone abounds in this Lincoln Park sanctuary on an extra-wide lot, allowing for garden development that provides both ample entertainment space for large gatherings and generous room for plantings. A walkway connects the primary patio to a private conversation space on the opposite end of the garden. Raised planting beds constructed of Wisconsin cut drywall capped with rock-faced bluestone establish a dynamic effect for the plantings they contain. The bluestone patio surface was laid with stacked joints, requiring precision installation on each piece. Subtle lighting and seasonal rotations of annuals in oversized pots complete this urban retreat.

Price withheld at customer’s request.

Water feature provides oasis

Project: Private residence, Hudson, Wisconsin
Landscaper: Scenic Escapes Landscaping, River Falls, Wisconsin

This backyard was transformed from a simple site to a beautiful oasis with help from the home- owners. The water feature is made mostly of granite boulders and ledges constructed with New York bluestone. Three streams begin at the top of the hill and cascade to a 20-foot by 25-foot pond. A walkway of Chilton stone steps parallel the water, providing multiple views of the streams as well as access to the bog garden at the top that serves as the source for the water feature. The plants used – cattails and variegated sweet flag – are native to the area and will require minimal maintenance.

Price withheld at customer’s request.

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