JMMDS News & Video

JMMDS News & Video

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in All, Books, Design, How-To, Uncategorized, Video | No Comments

Julie will be reporting soon on her recent activities, including a lecture tour for Landscaping Ideas That Work, judging the display gardens at the absolutely stellar 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, meeting many interesting colleagues and friends, undertaking exciting new projects, developing our Home Outside Palette app, and devoting countless hours to the Saxtons […]

Landscape Design Concepts Video #5: Aesthetic Arrangements

Landscape Design Concepts Video #5: Aesthetic Arrangements

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in All, Design, Uncategorized, Video | No Comments

Click the image above to watch the video. Once you have evaluated your site and chosen a layout (or a combination of layouts), it’s time to select an aesthetic arrangement for your property. See the Aesthetic Pairings test in Home Outside (pp. 44-45) for help identifying your own preferences. Then determine which of the three basic arrangements […]

Landscape Design Concepts Video #4: Choosing a Layout

Landscape Design Concepts Video #4: Choosing a Layout

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in All, Design, How-To, Tips, Uncategorized, Video | 2 Comments

Ideally, when we design our home landscapes, we look at our property as a whole and choose an organic design that incorporates the various goals and features we desire. In this video, the most recent in our Landscape Design Concepts series, Julie talks about the basic layout arrangements for residential landscape designs. To learn more, […]

Landscape Design Concepts Video #3: Sloped vs. Level Site

Landscape Design Concepts Video #3: Sloped vs. Level Site

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Design, How-To, Uncategorized, Video | No Comments

When beginning to design your home landscape, one of the first challenges you’ll face is the grade of your land. Is it sloped or level? Which way does the land slope in relation to the house? In this video, Julie offers some suggestions for how to turn your property’s grade into an asset. Prior videos in […]

Landscape Design Concepts Video #2: Your Daydreaming Place

Landscape Design Concepts Video #2: Your Daydreaming Place

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Design, How-To, Uncategorized, Video | One Comment

“To understand someone’s ideal landscape, my favorite question to ask is: Where did you go as a child for daydreaming, reverie, and reflection?”  from Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love by Julie Moir Messervy In the last video in our Design Concepts for Your Landscape series, Julie outlined some considerations for evaluating your actual site. In this video, she […]

Landscape Design Concepts Video: Evaluating Your Site

Landscape Design Concepts Video: Evaluating Your Site

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in How-To, Tips, Uncategorized, Video | No Comments

JMMDS is launching a video series called Design Concepts for Your Landscape, in which Julie explains the principles of good landscape design for homeowners.  In “Evaluating Your Site,” she describes the first step of creating a landscape design: evaluating the features and conditions of your property. Our Home Outside online landscape design service helps homeowners […]

Design Moment #1: Pools of Space

Design Moment #1: Pools of Space

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in All, Design, How-To, Products, Tips, Video | No Comments

by Julie Moir Messervy We have just launched a new landscape design tutorial series called Design Moments. Each brief video in the series will explain a landscape design concept using the Home Outside Design app for iPhone and iPad. Our first Design Moment tutorial focuses on a landscape design concept I call “Pools of Space.” Design […]

Video: The Toronto Music Garden Revisited

Video: The Toronto Music Garden Revisited

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in All, Places, Video | 5 Comments

Last week Julie was visiting a client in Toronto and had just enough time for a quick visit to the Toronto Music Garden with her video camera. Eleven years after the garden was built, the plants have filled in, the once-sunny Prelude has become dappled shade just as intended, vines have begun to drape the Pavilion, and […]

Video: How to Use the HOD App

Video: How to Use the HOD App

Posted by on Jun 10, 2011 in All, Video | No Comments

Curious about our new Home Outside Design iPhone app? Watch this short video of Julie demonstrating various features of the HOD app! http://vimeo.com/24923848 Join Julie for a welcome tour of the HOD iPhone app. Video by Jennifer Silver. Mobile device users, please click here. The app was created to give people a fun tool for exploring their […]

On Location: A Beacon Hill Garden Comes Alive

Posted by on Oct 27, 2010 in Places, Press, Video | No Comments

by Julie Moir Messervy Come along for a tour of a JMMDS-inspired shade garden in the heart of Boston: NECN’s Out the Backdoor features one of Julie’s Beacon Hill projects. Video: NECN.