Landscaping Ideas That Work
with Julie Moir Messervy.
Thursday January 23, 2014
Wine and Cheese reception 5:30 PM
Lecture 6:30 PM
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society and New England Landscape
Design and History Association on a wintry day to talk about warm plans
for your garden. Julie Moir Messervy, an entertaining and inspiring
lecturer, will discuss the concepts and ideas behind her new book
Landscaping Ideas That Work which will be released on January 7, 2014. A
wine and cheese reception will precede the lecture. Books will be
available for purchase and signing before and after the lecture.
In her presentation, Julie will share how her "Landscaping Ideas that
Work" can provide homeowners with design strategies for combining
elements and creating spaces that work for them and their home; tips for
working effectively with landscaping professionals; innovative ideas
for transforming all aspects of their yard into inviting outdoor spaces;
and strategies for designing more sustainable landscapes and gardens.
is the designer of the award-winning Toronto Music Garden and numerous
public and private landscapes. She is a distinguished lecturer and the
author of seven books on landscape design, including Landscaping Ideas
That Work; Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love; and Outside
the Not So Big House with Sarah Susanka. She is “The New Homestead”
columnist for Organic Gardening magazine and was the popular columnist
of “Inspired Design” for Fine Gardening magazine.
Messervy is also the principal of JMMDS in Saxtons River, Vermont, a
landscape architecture and design firm serving individuals and
organizations. With their Home Outside online design service and Home
Outside Palette app for iPhone and iPad, Messervy and JMMDS are
pioneering new ways to bring good landscape design to homeowners
This event is sponsored by Massachusetts Horticultural Society and NELDHA (New England Landscape Design Historical Association)
Register for this event!
Mass Hort or NELDHA Members - $15.00
$20.00 after Thursday January 9, 2014
Non-Members - $20.00
$25.00 after Thursday January 9, 2014
Mass Hort and Marathon Daffodils
Join Mass Hort in this community effort to plant daffodils along the Marathon route. Marathon Daffodils is a collaborative project to strengthen our community by bringing beauty to where there was unfathomable loss, mayhem and sadness.
To support Boston Strong at The Boston Marathon 2014, Marathon Daffodils is building a team of thousands to help plant “Marathon Daffodils” from Hopkinton to Boston. The 26.2 mile route lined with bright yellow, cheerful flowers will serve as an inspiration to runners, residents, participants and visitors.
For more information please contact Diane Valle or Kathy Thomas at
The goal is to raise $1,000 per mile, approximately $26,500 is needed to launch this great tribute. We hope you join us in this project to promote our unified community and to inspire peace, hope, and rebirth through "Marathon Daffodils."
MASS HORT: WELLESLEY AND NATICK
Mass Hort is helping organize the communities of
Wellesley and Natick. That means, our volunteers are working with the
Towns and Institutions along the way for permission to plant specific
locations, for oversight, determining quantity to be planted, and
enlisting volunteer “planters”. The Marathon Daffodil initiative funds
daffodils for Town and institutional locations along the Marathon route
(not individual homeowners).
TO VOLUNTEER: Please contact the captain below:
Deborah Brown, Wellesley Gardeners’ Guild:
Art Goodhind -
HOMEOWNERS: You can participate too! Homeowners along the route, please patronize your local nursery and purchase bulbs to plant in your yard and plant them this fall. The
variety that we are planting as an organization is: Daffodil / Narcissus
- Dutch Master (Marathon Daffodil). Click here for homeowner information.
You may also order online:
|Brent and Becky's Bulbs
|White Flower Farm
| Please mention Mass Hort when you order.
In the news: Village Church Volunteers plant Marathon Daffodils Along Boston Marathon Route
Planting Daffodil Resources:
Planting a River of Bulbs
A river of daffodils
Growing Guide Planting Daffodils in Drifts
Come, Learn, Grow with Education at Mass Hort
Plantmobile reaches out to children with
its horticulture education programs
| Lynne Nybo teaching kids about the compost creatures
they found in the exploration buckets.
The Plantmobile visited the Frog Pond on Boston Common- June 29, 2013. Volunteer, Lynne Nybo, is pictured teaching kids about the compost creatures they found in the exploration buckets.
Learn more about the Plantmobile.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society offers a wide variety of horticultural programming for adults and children.
For adults, Mass Hort schedules workshops and classes that are designed to enrich the understanding of plants and environment.
Our Garden to Table Program incorporates advice on growing vegetables and herbs with ways to bring the harvest to the table.
This year we are launching a new initiative by hosting the Wellesley Farmers' Market at the Whole Foods location in Wellesley.
Our programming for children includes Weezie's Story Hour and the Caterpillar Club.
Elm Bank is also home to the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association's Master Gardener Program. The course consists of thirteen classroom and lab modules, including soil science, botany, entomology, plant pathology, pruning and propagation. Courses are conducted by both academic and industry professionals.
Need help in your garden?
Look to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for all your horticultural information needs in or our world-renowned horticultural library — MHS offers expertise for gardening novices and academics alike.
Call the Master Gardener HelpLine with your gardening questions.
The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association works with MHS to provide answers your gardening questions throughout the year.
E-mail your questions to
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