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Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Landscape Award 2017

Bluestone patio fire-pit

Thank you to wonderful clients and individuals that were part of the Copper and Stone project in Orono, Minnesota.  Not only was this project recognized as a awarding winning landscape but it also received the Judges Choice Award.  Non of this would have been possible without all the assistance from many friends and colleagues who provided their on expertise to help see this project through to the end.  I also wanted to recognize the local Minnesotan artists who created one-of-a-kind lights, containers, and metal work.  These elements really helped make this project unique.

The main focus of the project was to create a backyard entertainment space for the client’s family to enjoy year round.  The gas fire-pit with a hand-hammer copper ledge resting on New York granite and the grilling station with Wolf grill and built-in Green Egg are utilized every season of the year.  The copper scupper that was nestled into an existing fieldstone boulder wall must be put to rest during the winter season, but come spring the three-foot waterfall comes back to life.  The partial shade to full shade garden are full of color and texture.

The family has been able to enjoy a graduation party, quiet dinners, and drinks with friends in their new space.  I am thankful that I was to create such a wonderful space for them.  Please see more of this award winning landscape by clicking here, http://stonepocket.com/project/heading-10/