BEFORE / AFTER: WOODDALE AVENUE

A pre-war house on a large formal lot got a rustic but modern update for its front yard. Installed in 2009, the project has since filled in and now teems with color, texture, and life. For full project description, click here.

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The house, in Minneapolis / Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, before work began on the landscape. Another view of the existing landscape. You can see just how huge the yard is. Thus we had to be bold with this particular landscape design.
The landscape in the summer of 2010, full of ornamental and prairie grasses and several varieties of hemerocallis / daylily. To add verticality and formality we chose a columnar oak / quercus palustris 'Pringreen'. Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' / Karl Foerster feather reed grass.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' / Karl Foerster feather reed grass with Hemerocallis / daylilies and Stachys byzantina / lamb's ears, in 2011. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' / Karl Foerster feather reed grass with Hemerocallis / daylilies and Helictotrichon sempervirens / blue oat grass. A thriving landscape in Saint Louis Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, that mixes wild elements of the prairie with more formal plants and shapes.

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