Announcing a remote landscape design employment opportunity

We are seeking remote landscape designers to complete conceptual designs for residential clients around the country.  Designers located in Northern California, and/or designers who are familiar with Bay area plantings, are preferred. Designers accepted into our program will be trained in the Home Outside design process and given projects to complete remotely on their own schedule. We pay a flat fee per design. Please email resume and portfolio to Jennifer Silver at

March 2017

Regina Cole’s article “Birches and Beyond,” about JMMDS’s landscape design for a residence near Woodstock, Vermont, appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Design New England.

January 2017

Marty Ross wrote about our Home Outside app in “Landscape design: There’s an app for that” in the Kansas City Tribune.

November 2016

Our Cambridge permeable-pavement courtyard design is featured in “Have You Installed a Rain Garden” by Annie Thornton on

October 2016

Upon completion of the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, Julie Moir Messervy is quoted in “VTC Celebrates Vermont’s Emerging Leaders” in Vermont Business Magazine.

August 2016 reports, “2016 FreshTracks Capital Road Pitch riders’ choice winners announced,” with Julie Moir Messervy as the finalist in the Randolph, Vermont, pitch competition.

July 2016

The Toronto Music Garden is featured in March Cullen’s “Great GTA Public Garden Getaways” in the Toronto Star.

In Wellesley Magazine‘s Summer 2016 issue, Julie Moir Messervy reviews A Sense of Place, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger’s book about architect Philip Johnson’s career and legacy.

June 2016

Catherine Smith’s article in Houzz, “8 Lessons to learns from Japanese Courtyard Gardens,” features a JMMDS-designed green wall courtyard in Cambridge, MA.

Rachel Devaney’s article “Plan A Kid’s Nature Garden” in Home Remodeling magazine features photographs of JMMDS’s children’s garden at Hidden Hollow along with Julie Moir Messervy’s advice for creating magical playspaces.

Bottom Line, Inc. published Julie Moir Messervy’s recommendations for hedges in “Living Fences: 10 Beautiful Plants to Create Privacy.”

April 2016

Julie Moir Messervy and Home Outside were among the 20 (selected from over 70) Vermont entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, a seven-month “Streetwise MBA” program designed to train and guide business leaders in strategic planning.

March 2016

Jamie Gold interviewed Julie Moir Messervy for “The Great Outdoors Gets Even Greater” for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

February 2016

Khara Dizmon interviewed Julie Moir Messervy for “2016 Trends in Garden Design” for Garden Design magazine.

November 2015

New England Home featured “New England Color” by Regina Cole about a pool terrace with many amenities designed by JMMDS for a southern Vermont mountaintop property.

September 2015

Photographer Susan Teare wrote a post called “Through the Lens” for the Fine Homebuilding blog about a JMMDS-designed Vermont dining terrace.

Chicago Tribune writer Barabara Mahaney interviewed Julie for an article called “Our garden foibles: Common mistakes that drive the experts crazy.”

Canadian Gardening magazine featured the Palette app as a “Fresh Pick” for Fall.

August 2015

JMMDS was selected as one of the 100 Stories of the Small Business Revolution and profiled by photojournalist Christina Clusiau, read the story here. This honor was reported by Domenic Poli in the Brattleboro Reformer in “Deluxe Corp. Features JMMDS in Documentary Project.”

Bryan Anthony of Houzz included a JMMDS project in “Photo Flip: 77 Gorgeous Garden Gates.”

Lee Lawrence wrote about Tenshin-en for The Wall Street Journal in “These Japanese Gardens Turn Nature into Man-Made Paradises.

Home Remodeling Magazine mentioned our Home Outside Palette app in its Newswire column in the Summer 2015 issue.

In “A Great Yard–Fast!” Gil Gross of Real Estate Today asked Julie about creating curb appeal in a hurry.

July 2015

The Commonweeder blog features July 11 and July 18 posts about JMMDS’s Home Outside online landscape design service, which blogger Pat Leuchtman tried and enjoyed.

Julie is quoted in New Home Source‘s ” Surveying the Landscape: How to Plan for the Outside Elements of Your New Home” by Felicia Oliver.

June 2015

“Mobile Me: A Landscape Design App That Gets Personal” by Dalilah Arja, Gardenista

Julie’s interview for Real Estate Today Radio, “Dirty Secrets: 9 Things Your Landscape Designer Wishes You Knew,” offers advice for hiring a landscape pro.

“Over the Garden Gate” by James A. Baggett, interview of Julie in Country Gardens Magazine

The Summer issue of Vermont Life magazine included “Vermont by Design: Why Is a Global Landscape Business Based in Saxtons River?” by Kim Asch.

JMMDS designer Erica Bowman wrote “In These Shoes: Modish Mamas and Their Sense of Cool” for Southern Vermont Arts & Living magazine.

May 2015

“Garden Designer Visit: A Burst of Color in the Green Mountains” by Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista, featuring Julie’s Vermont garden

“A Daydream Garden” by Justine Guidry, Garden Design (Issue 190), featuring JMMDS’s Cambridge project

Julie is quoted in SNAP architectural magazine’s May/June issue.

April 2015

“Spectacular Retreat Atop Virgin Gorda,” by J. Michael Welton, Ocean Home Magazine

“Renovated Japanese Garden Reopens at MFA” by Jody Feinberg, The Patriot Ledger

March 2015

A JMMDS-designed residential project in Cambridge, MA  is featured in “Woodland Modern” by Courtney Goodrich in Design New England magazine, March/April 2015.

Sommer Poquette shares soil-building tips from Julie Moir Messervy and other experts in “How to Improve Your Garden’s Soil” in Mother Earth News.

“6 Spring Plants You Can’t Kill,” a Yahoo! Makers article by Jessica Harlan, features plant recommendations from Julie and images from Landscaping Ideas That Work.

February 2015

This article in The Commons Online announced JMMDS‘s involvement in the Saxtons River Park project.

JMMDS’s sustainable Cambridge project was featured in Falon Mihalic’s Houzz article“Soak It Up: How to Manage Stormwater in Your Landscape.”

Julie discusses what she looks forward to most this gardening season in the Early Spring issue of Garden Design magazine.

Julie’s suggestions for hardscaping a backyard can be found in “Backyard Project Boom” by Elizabeth Millard in Interlock Design, Winter 2015 issue.

January 2015

Radio interview: Julie spoke with Gil Gross on Real Estate Today about how to create curb appeal.

December 2014

Henry Homeyer of the Providence Journal put Landscaping Ideas That Work on his holiday gift list.

November 2014

Jane Berger of the Garden Design Online blog praised the Home Outside Palette app and recommended it to landscape designers.

Jay Sifford of Houzz featured a JMMDS Japanese garden in “These Aren’t Your Grandparents’ Junipers.”

October 2014

Tech Mammas chose the Home Outside Palette app as one of her Halloween inspired tech favorites in “Five Ways to Use #Tech for #Halloween.”

New Hampshire Home magazine featured Landscaping Ideas That Work in their holiday gift guide “Great Holiday Gifts.”

“Our Favorite Apps for Homeowners & Renters” by The Real Estate Dirt encouraged readers to use the Home Outside Palette app to “design a backyard oasis” and “give your exterior home some love!”

Julie recommends her favorite palm trees and how to use them in “Outdoor Oasis: Designing A Tropical Garden Paradise” by Sotheby’s International Realty.

September 2014

Turf Design Build Magazine interviewed Julie “Roots: Julie Moir Messervy” by Tom Crain.

The New York Times contributor Bob Tedeschi sought Julie’s design advice when building a backyard fire pit as recounted in The New York Times Home & Garden piece, “Baptism by Fire Pit”. The same article also ran in the Charlotte Observer, titled “Building a fire pit is worth the hassle.”

Julie answers readers’ “Ask the Expert” questions on the Fine Gardening website.

The Home Outside Palette app featured on the Eye on the Garden blog.

Pedrick’s Garden, a JMMDS-designed garden at Little Falls Park in Greenville, SC, was dedicated in honor of one of the Park’s chief supporters, Pedrick Lowrey. Read the Greenville Online story here.

August 2014

The JMMDS-designed garden at High Meadow Farm in Rockingham, Vermont, was open to the public as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.

Jane Lindholm interview and caller-Q&A with Julie on Vermont Edition, Vermont Public Radio.

Jack Thurston of New England Cable News covers Julie’s pitch during the Fresh Tracks Capital’s Road Pitch Conference.

The Home Outside Palette app received a rave review on the Things That Make People Go Aww blog.

Gil Gross interview with Julie on Real Estate Today on increasing the value of your home with romantic landscaping.

July 2014

Fox News listed the Home Outside Palette app first among its “Apps of Summer.”

“Thoroughly Modern Messervy” by Susan Hines in The American Gardener, the magazine of the American Horticultural Society.

“Back to the Garden” by Catherine O’Neill Grace in Wellesley Magazine.

June 2014

Jay Sifford featured two JMMDS projects in his Houzz article “When Less is Really More In Your Garden.”

The Home Outside Palette app was named one of the “Top iPad Apps Gone Free” by the AppPicker blog.

The Home Outside Palette app was re-launched for all iOS and Android devices.

May 2014

Megan Fulweiler’s article about Julie and a JMMDS-designed garden for a historic home in Cambridge, MA, “American Classic,” with photos by Eric Roth in New England Home magazine

Louise Jones’s article about Julie’s latest book Landscaping Ideas That Work in Stratton Magazine.

April 2014

Julie interview with Virginia Prescott on her NHPR Word of Mouth show The Great Outdoors.

Julie gave a keynote lecture on Landscaping Ideas That Work, sponsored by the Wellesley Joint Council of Garden Clubs, Wellesley, MA.

“Good Read: Landscaping Ideas That Work” by Charlotte Albers on Houzz.

John Hill featured a JMMDS Boston-area project in his Houzz article, “Breezy and Bug-Free Modern Porches.”

Public Garden magazine featured an article about children’s gardens, “Growing the Imagination,” by Julie Moir Messervy in the Spring 2014 issue.

Reviews of Landscaping Ideas That Work appeared in New England Home, Houston Lifestyles & Homes, the South Florida Sentinel, and the Napa Valley Register.

March 2014

Julie lectured on Landscaping Ideas That Work and Home Outside at the Rochester Civic Garden Center 23rd Annual Spring Symposium in Rochester, NY.

Julie gave a lecture and book-signing for Landscaping Ideas That Work at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga, NY.

Review of Landscaping Ideas That Work in the Home + Garden section of Minnesota’s Star-Tribune

Julie was interviewed by the “Garden Lady” C.L. Fornari on her radio show, GardenLine.