Native Plants: Taking the First Step

Native Plants: Taking the First Step

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in All, Design, New Homestead, People, Plants | 6 Comments

By Anna Johansen, JMMDS Following Julie’s jubilant call to action citing the teachings of Doug Tallamy to incorporate native plants in our landscapes, you may be wondering just how to take the next step. If so, read on! Two gorgeous native plants with different environmental requirements. L: Chelone lyonii (pink turtlehead) loves wet feet.  Photo: […]

Calling All Gardeners:  It’s Time to Share Space with Our Fellow Earthlings!

Calling All Gardeners: It’s Time to Share Space with Our Fellow Earthlings!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in All, Books, Design, People, Plants | 13 Comments

By Julie Moir Messervy Professor Doug Tallamy’s vital message to the gardening and horticulture community:  How we garden can help determine whether most of our native species will avoid extinction.   What looks like uncultivated wilderness may in fact be a thicket of autumn olive, Oriental bittersweet, or Japanese honeysuckle—all exotic invasives that do not […]

Inspired Design: Ideas in Action at Friends School of Baltimore

Posted by on Nov 12, 2010 in Design, How-To, People, Places | 5 Comments

by Kay McConnell & Julie Moir Messervy Armed with information and ideas from Julie’s 2005 Landscape Design Retreat and 2006 Stone Workshop, and inspired by JMMDS’ work at Mt. Holyoke College, workshop participant Kay McConnell, along with the dedicated members of the Guilford Garden Club, set out to transform Friends School of Baltimore’s grounds into […]