Planting Big Trees in Southern New Hampshire

Planting Big Trees in Southern New Hampshire

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in All, Design, Tips, Uncategorized | No Comments

We’re sometimes asked what are the most spectacular changes that people can make to their landscapes quickly. One of our recommendations is to purchase the largest trees you can afford and plant them in thoughtfully selected locations on your property. Nothing transforms a landscape more dramatically than the addition of beautiful, mature trees. Here’s an installation of […]

Southern Vermont Pond Renovation

Southern Vermont Pond Renovation

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Design, Uncategorized | No Comments

Video and photos by JMMDS We recently shared some of the exciting institutional landscape designs we’re working on. Here’s a peek at a wonderful residential design project here in southern Vermont. Scroll down for the video! The homeowners asked us to start by renovating a small pond on their property. One of our first goals was to […]

The Land of the Giants: Traveling to Northern Ireland

The Land of the Giants: Traveling to Northern Ireland

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Text and photos, except where noted, by Julie Moir Messervy On February 9th, in a driving snowstorm, I left for Northern Ireland.  My daughter Charlotte, who had been traveling abroad for 6 months across Europe and Asia, invited me to come there to see her and meet a young man she had met at surfing […]

A Dear Departed Friend of Tenshin-en:  James Edward Mulcahy

A Dear Departed Friend of Tenshin-en: James Edward Mulcahy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in All, People, Places, Uncategorized | One Comment

By Julie Moir Messervy Last week our profession lost a very special man. The effervescent Jim Mulcahy passed away unexpectedly at his home in Holyoke, MA. I met Jim three years ago when he proposed that the Alpha Tau Gamma (ATG) fraternity brothers from the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School of Agriculture band together to […]

Jana’s New Year’s Resolution: Indoor Gardening!

Jana’s New Year’s Resolution: Indoor Gardening!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in All, Plants, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

By Jana Bryan, JMMDS After moving out of an old farmhouse with an established garden and into a “Vermont-urban” loft last year, I found a plot at the community garden for growing herbs, cut flowers and my favorite veggies. I even transplanted my beloved peonies into my community plot. Last growing season, I was able […]

Vermont Wetlands Tour with Julie Moir Messervy & Susan Teare

Vermont Wetlands Tour with Julie Moir Messervy & Susan Teare

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in All, Places, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Text by Julie Moir Messervy, JMMDS. Photography by Susan Teare. When you live near a beaver pond, you never know what those pesky creatures are going to do next! This past summer their obsessive need to stop the trickling of its waters made them try to stop up the stream near our Lake House. Their […]

BIF10:  Collaborative Innovation Summit, Providence, RI

BIF10: Collaborative Innovation Summit, Providence, RI

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in All, People, Uncategorized | One Comment

By Julie Moir Messervy My daughter Lindsey works in Providence, RI, for the Business Innovation Factory, a business model innovation non-profit. They work with individuals, organizations, and communities to help transform our most important social systems, including education, health care, and government. As their literature says, they “help leaders design and test new business models […]

Protecting Woodlands: The Vermont Coverts Cooperator Workshop

Protecting Woodlands: The Vermont Coverts Cooperator Workshop

All photos by JMMDS. Recently Julie had one of those “only in Vermont” experiences that make her so happy to call this her home. She attended the Vermont Coverts Woodlands for Wildlife Cooperator training workshop at Kehoe Conservation Camp in Fair Haven, Vermont. (In case you’re wondering, “covert” is a 14th-century word for a dense thicket that […]

What Is That Shrub? Notes from The Garden Conservancy Tour

What Is That Shrub? Notes from The Garden Conservancy Tour

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Design, Places, Plants, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

By Jennifer Silver, JMMDS On Sunday, August 24, we hosted a Garden Conservancy Open Days tour at the beautiful mountain-top residence of JMMDS clients here in Rockingham, Vermont. It was a perfect day, the flowerbeds were bursting with radiant color, and we had the pleasure of meeting over 200 garden enthusiasts! The landscaped pond at […]

Summer News from JMMDS

Summer News from JMMDS

We continue to be delighted with the response to our re-release of the Home Outside Palette app. Over the weekend, we passed the 11,000-download mark (in a little over a month!) and Fox News listed the app first among its “Apps of Summer.” There are two wonderful articles about Julie and JMMDS out this month: […]