A Must-Follow Horticultural Blog

A Must-Follow Horticultural Blog

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in All, People, Plants | No Comments

By Julie Moir Messervy William (Ned) Friedman is not only the Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, but also a wonderful writer and interpreter of the Arnold’s horticultural collections. His blog, Posts from the Collections, offers fascinating information about the plants and captivating photographs. Here are a […]

Pedrick’s Garden Receives SCASLA President’s Award of Excellence

Pedrick’s Garden Receives SCASLA President’s Award of Excellence

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in All, Design, Places, Press | One Comment

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has awarded Pedrick’s Garden at Little Falls Park its highest honor, the President’s Award of Excellence. The awards jury of the SCASLA unanimously voted to give the award to McLeod Landscape Architects, the landscape architect of record, who worked from original plans by JMMDS. The award is shared by […]

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 […]

JMMDS Honored by Small Business Revolution

JMMDS Honored by Small Business Revolution

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in All, Press | 4 Comments

The Small Business Revolution is a year-long documentary/photojournalism project that tells the stories of 100 small businesses across the country throughout 2015. The project highlights small businesses that are “creating something more personal, more local, more meaningful for all of us.” JMMDS is proud and honored to have been chosen for this series. A few months ago, […]

What We’re Up To: Current JMMDS Projects

What We’re Up To: Current JMMDS Projects

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in All, Design, Places, Upcoming Events | No Comments

It was a busy spring here at JMMDS, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be slowing down much for summer! In our next post, we’ll share some of our residential projects. Here’s a look at some of the projects we’ve been working on for organizations. Tenshin-en (Garden of the Heart of Heaven) MFA, Boston MA To […]

JMMDS in Gardenista, Garden Design, Ocean Home, and More!

JMMDS in Gardenista, Garden Design, Ocean Home, and More!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in All, Press | No Comments

It has been an exciting spring for JMMDS. Just today, Julie’s own gardens and beaverpond were spotlighted on Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla in “Garden Designer Visit: A Burst of Color in the Green Mountains.” Susan Teare’s luminous photos create a stunning virtual tour. Michelle also “leaked” that our Home Outside Palette app will be featured […]

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 […]