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January Waller of the Month: Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson: (Minnesota) —Daniel is a Minneapolis-based landscape designer who focuses in ecologically sound landscape design and installation. A majority of his projects involve restorative practices incorporating native plant communities, permaculture practices, water management and dry stone construction.

FEATURED IMAGES: A patio and fireplace seating area transform deck and grass to livable backyard space. Designed to complement a contemporary home in a Minneapolis suburb, a mix of Corten, bluestone and plantings define a long, narrow yard with varying elevations. A mix of river birch and aspen planted along sight lines from the house to the burr oak tree create a framed corridor.

IMAGE BELOW: View of the large seat wall, which acts as a retaining wall for the raised Corten planter.