Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Le Petit Chalet rustic-landscape
 

Le Petit Chalet

A durable, meaningful design heals a devastated residential property bordering Acadia National Park and Somes Sound on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Comprehensive stormwater management strategies shape new landforms, resulting in elegant grading and thoughtful drainage solutions. Native plant colonies stabilize the site, regenerate habitat, and reveal wildlife patterns. Exquisitely crafted new masonry, built from an authentic palette of local reclaimed materials, gives the garden a unified, established feel. Lichen-encrusted stone retaining walls define edges, thresholds, and overlooks, and thick slabs of salvaged granite embedded in the earth provide gathering terraces and pathways. With balance restored, brilliant seasonal drama unfolds.
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August 1, 2014
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These are indeed about as deer-proof as you can get. We use them frequently for this very reason. Good luck!
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March 3, 2014
Melanie Gross wrote:
would this fern grow in Northern Georgia? - .
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I'm not sure if hayscented fern is native to Georgia. I would suggest looking for native woodland ferns to Georgia or checking with your local nursery for suggestions. Good luck!
    Bookmark   November 30, 2014 at 9:55AM
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Talmage Dangerfield

That would be really great if these ferns could grow in the South as well. I really love the mulch path that you laid down as well. It makes everything look so alive. Thanks for sharing these tips and this photo. http://www.mossrock.com.au/mulch-range

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July 17, 2013
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Yes--these chairs are always outside. They only last for about 10 years and need to be replaced. I imagine you could bring them in annually and they may last longer...
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February 18, 2013
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Hi there--I'm not sure I understand your question... Sorry I can't help. Good luck!
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January 30, 2013
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Love the chair! Where is it from?? :-)
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Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains
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Thank you both!
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Sylvi
Simply stunning
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Where are the chairs from please? The website above is erroneous.
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