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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catroppa wrote:
Need instruction - Have an idea make artwork out of a large sheet of fabric that pulls the color of a room together. Any idea how to do it? Should I stretch it over a simple frame (canvas style) or should I have it professionally matted and framed? Has anyone done this?
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Hi there--I'm not sure I understand your question... Sorry I can't help. Good luck!
March 23, 2013 at 2:48pm   
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dkayk wrote:
Love the chair! Where is it from?? :-)
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Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains
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Thank you both!
August 17, 2013 at 5:59pm     
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smithstp wrote:
Variety of Fern? - What variety of fern are in the picture? Thanks.
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The ferns we used here are a staple in just about any woodland garden we design. It is called haysented fern, (Dennstaedtia punctilobula). Plant it in areas where you have erosion, and be prepared to let it take over... The fall color is amazing too--buttery-yellow and rust. Good luck!
December 29, 2012 at 7:54am     
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Simply stunning
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melaniegross wrote:
would this fern grow in Northern Georgia? - .
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33chicks wrote:
are these chairs always outside? - we have a sofa like these chairs. it is in a covered porch. would love for it to be outdoors under trees but am concerned that the weather would damage it too much. how old are these chairs and are they always outside? thanks for replying.
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Use mass plantings to create flow. "Flow" is one of those words that is better felt than defined. This photo defines "flow" better than any dictionary ever could, and it feels right, doesn't it? Using many plants of the same species creates unparalleled visual impact. A friend of mine told me that she would go to the nursery, spend $1,000 on one of this and one of that and never notice them again because they became visually engulfed by her large space. Together we planted 80 autumn ferns in a serpentine line around the back of her koi pond. She was astounded by the visual impact when she first stood back and saw the result. The reason the concept of mass plantings works so well is that the eye flows uninterrupted, seeing the entire space as one element. The result is most assuredly a calm sense of relaxation.
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