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: […]

On the Road with Landscaping Ideas That Work

On the Road with Landscaping Ideas That Work

By Julie Moir Messervy. Photos by JMMDS, except where noted. Thanks to JMMDS’s new book, Landscaping Ideas That Work, 2014 has been a whirlwind of activity for this author.  Nearly every week or weekend since January, I’ve been on the road giving talks about LITW and other topics and I’ve had a wonderful time doing […]

Upcoming Garden Workshop—January 25, 2014

Upcoming Garden Workshop—January 25, 2014

Have you reserved your spot yet for the Garden Inspirations Workshop in Brattleboro, VT, on January 25, 2014? The workshop will be a wonderful event, with speakers Gordon Hayward, Dan Snow, Helen O’Donnell, and Julie Moir Messervy. Just check out the exciting schedule below. Julie’s talk is based on her new book Landscaping Ideas That […]

Renovating Tenshin-en, The Garden of the Heart of Heaven

Renovating Tenshin-en, The Garden of the Heart of Heaven

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in All, Design, People, Places, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

By Julie Moir Messervy, with photos by JMMDS. Restoration in progress at Tenshin-en, The Garden of the Heart of Heaven, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Last month I drove down to Boston to welcome two old friends who had flown in to Logan Airport from Japan:  Shiro Nakane and his wife, Michio.  Shiro […]

JMMDS and Hempstead House in the News

JMMDS and Hempstead House in the News

“Mr. Ma’s Winter Garden,” designed by JMMDS for Hempstead House, photographed by Marilynn K. Yee for The New York Times. Happy Halloween, blog readers! There may be tricks in store, but today in our studio we feel like we received a big basket of treats. Our magical indoor winter garden design for the Hempstead House […]

Upcoming Event: A Design Showhouse at Hempstead House

Upcoming Event: A Design Showhouse at Hempstead House

Historic Hempstead House at the Guggenheim estate in Sands Point, NY, is considered the “quintessential Gold Coast mansion.” Image: Friends of the Sands Point Preserve. Looking for an activity to lift your spirits and fire your imagination on a gray November weekend? JMMDS is participating in a design showhouse sponsored by the Friends of the […]

Writers’ Heaven!

Writers’ Heaven!

By Julie Moir Messervy Two of my three children always loved going to sleep-away camp each summer; in fact they treasured it so much that the other 10 months of the year were spent waiting to return to their “real” existence. Not having been much of a camper myself, I never understood how they felt […]

One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Furniture

One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Furniture

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Design, People, Uncategorized | One Comment

Looking for outdoor furniture that is truly unique? If you’re resourceful, talented, creative, and handy, you could emulate JMMDS client Joan Mullen and make your own! Joan made this chair and ottoman, which she humorously dubbed the Yo-Yo OttoMa (get it?), from slices of stumps from her property. Joan learned and honed her furniture-making skills […]

“Your Garden Style” Lecture, Sunday, April 28

“Your Garden Style” Lecture, Sunday, April 28

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in All, People, Upcoming Events | One Comment

Just in time for a late-blooming spring, Julie is giving a new lecture entitled “Your Garden Style: Making a Landscape That Fits You and Your Property.” Discover your aesthetic style and come away inspired by a range of designs that suit your gardening personality. This landscape design created by Home Outside online design service takes […]

Award-Winning Exhibit at the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show

Award-Winning Exhibit at the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in People, Places | 6 Comments

JMMDS and Mass Hort win Highest Award for Best Exhibit Staged by a Non-Profit Organization By Jennifer Silver, JMMDS JMMDS Senior Landscape Architect Jana Bryan and Principal Julie Moir Messervy enjoyed getting their hands dirty as they put together their part of Massachusetts Horticultural Society‘s award-winning exhibit, “Sowing the Seeds of Change” at the 2013 […]