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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"Hay-scented fern covers the property like a fabric," Cunningham says. All of the new plants help stabilize the site.
Donald Pell - Gardens added this to Exuberant Self-Seeders for Gorgeous, Easy-Care Gardens
I have yet to understand gardens in sunny places without grasses, and I feel the same about woodlands and ferns. Ferns are old, simple and graceful plants that can be extremely effective when sited well. Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).

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nicolerayne added this to 1237 Princeton Backyard
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ferns
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Ferns?
johnchuprevich added this to Landscape Ideas
October 19, 2014
Ferns upon the hillside.
sclairet added this to Bramble Cottage Native Garden
October 13, 2014
Ferns as ground cover
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September 19, 2014
ostrich fern
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September 10, 2014
Hay scented fern
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September 10, 2014
lots of ferns
debwilcox added this to landscaping
August 14, 2014
hay scented fern
Kathie Waters added this to outside ideas
August 13, 2014
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
gail1222 added this to Landscaping
August 13, 2014
I have yet to understand gardens in sunny places without grasses, and I feel the same about woodlands and ferns. Ferns are old, simple and graceful plants that can be extremely effective when sited well. Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
margielynnj added this to margielynnj's Ideas
July 23, 2014
ferns
Beth Zgoda added this to Gardens
July 21, 2014
I have yet to understand gardens in sunny places without grasses, and I feel the same about woodlands and ferns. Ferns are old, simple and graceful plants that can be extremely effective when sited well. Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
perezanac added this to paisaje
June 8, 2014
Hoja
jakerhinehart added this to The Garden - Shade
May 6, 2014
Ostrich fern
Sue added this to Front yard slope
May 4, 2014
For dry woodlands, use "Hay-scented Fern." (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
carylcas added this to carylcas's ideas
May 4, 2014
hayseeded fern
laniwhite added this to Landscape
May 4, 2014
Ostrich Fern moist Hay scented fern dry aggressive seeder
Maggie Breloff added this to Ohio Native Garden
April 29, 2014
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (hay-scented fern)
Silver Brook Landscape Design & Installation added this to Plantings
April 15, 2014
Ostrich Ferns
Heather Leatherman added this to heather_leatherman's ideas
March 14, 2014
Ostrich ferns
lindafritzknitz added this to Gateway garden
January 29, 2014
ostrich fern is aggressive spreader and needs moist soil
tdunlevy added this to Plants & Landscaping
January 17, 2014
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
rlmstyle added this to Outdoors
January 16, 2014
Wood Fern
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January 6, 2014
ferns
radicaljstar added this to Landscape Ideas
December 26, 2013
fern
joedietz added this to joedietz's ideas
December 11, 2013
natural massing
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November 27, 2013
Ferns
danieljennifer added this to Landscape Ideas
November 17, 2013
planting ferns in woods
Laurie Campbell added this to Exteriors
October 26, 2013
House in nature
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October 21, 2013
ferns
kimbfox added this to Landscape idea
October 19, 2013
Plant Material-Self-Seeder Ostrich fern
harmonji added this to Landscaping
October 17, 2013
Like different varieties of ferns
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October 13, 2013
ostrich fern - spreads
nancyjoyce2 added this to Exterior Ideas
October 9, 2013
chalet, front porch idea
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October 7, 2013
lining driveway
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September 23, 2013
Fern
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September 17, 2013
Fern
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September 14, 2013
N.
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September 11, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over
Vickie Griffin added this to vickie_griffin's ideas
September 3, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
Catherine Stewart added this to Outdoor living areas
August 30, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
sparente2 added this to outside
August 29, 2013
Ostrich ferns
maurageorge added this to good plants to grow
August 29, 2013
Ferns!
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August 29, 2013
Ostrich fern
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August 27, 2013
Ostrich fern
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August 27, 2013
Vegetación
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August 27, 2013
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August 27, 2013
Nice
drinksva added this to Landscape
August 27, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
James Washington added this to The outside
August 26, 2013
Gardening
brittneymh added this to brittneymh's ideas
August 26, 2013
hay-scented fern (Dennstaed­tia punc­tilob­ula, zones 3 to 8).
truelife added this to Gardens
August 26, 2013
ostrich fern
donelle added this to donelle's ideas
August 26, 2013
ostrich fern is a must in our shade garden - matteuccia struthiopteris and aggressive spreader
228jjr added this to gardens/flowers
August 26, 2013
ferns
ajnz833 added this to Gardens
August 26, 2013
ferns, shade damp
alyart24 added this to alyart24's ideas
August 26, 2013
hay-scented fern-dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3-8.
meganhall1 added this to Garden
August 26, 2013
Ostrich fern and hay-scented fern
gailleach added this to Leach island - garden idea
August 26, 2013
The idea of putting ferns in a shadier damp area is good
ladydeb added this to ladydeb's ideas
August 26, 2013
lush green ferns- take over to replace grass FL house
tralaly added this to Exterior Ideas
August 26, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7
skyelyne added this to Landscape Ideas
August 25, 2013
Exuberant Self-Seeders for Gorgeous, Easy-Care Gardens Photo 8 of 14 I have yet to understand gardens in sunny places without grasses, and I feel the same about woodlands and ferns. Ferns are old, simple and graceful plants that can be extremely effective when sited well. Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
sbwalker22 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 25, 2013
Self starter seeds
beadalotta added this to Gardening
August 25, 2013
Ostrich ferns
bloomintime added this to plants
August 25, 2013
Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostrich fern
jbrockman1 added this to landscaping
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern and Hay-scented fern great for spreading.
caetani added this to Lake house
August 25, 2013
Ferns for Woods
Robert Engberg added this to Landscaping
August 25, 2013
Under the spruce trees
Cindy McDermott added this to gardens
August 25, 2013
grasses in a sunny garden? why not!
fxgal added this to outdoors/ gardens
August 25, 2013
For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
David Pierce added this to Garden Stuff
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
ancala added this to AnCala ferns, mosses and rock-covers
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders.
lamannashp added this to Outdoors
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern
Nora Elizabeth added this to Self-seeders
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern - moist rich soil
Sigrid added this to Gardens
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
4868 added this to Garden Paths
August 25, 2013
Ferns are old, simple and graceful plants that can be extremely effective when sited well. Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern
auburnlandscape added this to Ideas for Garden Landscaper 2013
August 25, 2013
Gardem #4 I have yet to understand gardens in sunny places without grasses, and I feel the same about woodlands and ferns. Ferns are old, simple and graceful plants that can be extremely effective when sited well. Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
kgo4it added this to Garden Inspiration
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
debbiemullin added this to Fred
August 25, 2013
add a fern grotto to woodland areas
tareekingston added this to Plants
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern - aggressive spreader
Robin Smart added this to robinsmart's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
abatwhite added this to gardening ideas
August 25, 2013
ferns
lakeq added this to lakeq's ideas
August 25, 2013
ferns-side yard?
arellar added this to Easy Garden ideas
August 25, 2013
hay-scented fern
Angie Lester added this to Outdoors
August 25, 2013
Ferns
beth2em added this to bethpatten's ideas
August 25, 2013
ostrich fern ground cover
Deb Sanders added this to debbi23's ideas
August 25, 2013
Useinthesecretgarden
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August 25, 2013
ostrich fern
christine04 added this to christine04's ideas
August 25, 2013
Ferns
toujoursparis added this to Plants
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over.
dawnlesneski added this to dawnlesneski's ideas
August 25, 2013
gardening
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August 25, 2013
Fern
fistou added this to Plantes vivaces
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
mjmoore added this to yard
August 25, 2013
dry
jenwinrow75 added this to Landscape
August 25, 2013
Shade plant
maggiesetler added this to garden ideas
August 25, 2013
2 good ferns
shellymom added this to Shelly
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern
pittsburgh72 added this to gardens
August 25, 2013
Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, zones 3 to 7) can be one of the most aggressive spreaders. It will live forever in dry soil but tends to look ratty if it dries out, so site it in a moist, rich soil where it can take over. For dry woodlands try hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, zones 3 to 8).
thaner48 added this to thaner48's ideas
August 24, 2013
Garden ideas Ferns
vembiscuso added this to Garden
August 24, 2013
Ostrich fern
Kristina Rubio added this to landscaping
August 24, 2013
Ferns!
bethpaynesart added this to Gardening
August 24, 2013
My ferns
jprince425 added this to Gardens
August 19, 2013
Love the ferns
ducktrap added this to ducktrap's ideas
August 17, 2013
Southeast Harbor, Maine house
beachbauer added this to mt house
August 16, 2013
dream mt home
sababologna added this to garden
August 9, 2013
hay scented fern in Maine
Adam Ludwig added this to adam_ludwig's Ideas
August 6, 2013
front dip??
hekw added this to garden
August 6, 2013
Ferns
jhb24 added this to back yard idea
August 6, 2013
plant ferns under the Lyland Cypress tree's
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
August 5, 2013
woods
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August 5, 2013
Acadia, Maine
agrussell added this to agrussell's Ideas
August 5, 2013
Ferns added to landscape.
Brenda Comolli added this to brenda_comolli's ideas
August 5, 2013
Fern
romalley2173rom added this to garden
August 4, 2013
ferns
laikalee added this to laikalee's ideas
August 4, 2013
would look good underneath the redwood, too
Leslie Dawson Int Design The Cupcake Garden added this to Home exteriors
August 4, 2013
Maine - I love all the ferns
potterlynn added this to House likes
August 4, 2013
Ferns
aschmidtmenge added this to casa campo
August 4, 2013
helechos
ems1008 added this to ems1008's ideas
August 4, 2013
Hay scented ferns? I like the look. What about fire and water?
bigcat57 added this to bigcat57's ideas
August 4, 2013
Ferns!
Kathleen added this to landscape
August 4, 2013
"Hay-scented fern covers the property like a fabric," Cunningham says. All of the new plants help stabilize the site.
nanhanks added this to nanhanks's Ideas
August 4, 2013
landscape
lookiecookie added this to lookiecookie's Ideas
August 4, 2013
2 story with structured roof fits environment
clnt added this to porches
August 4, 2013
porch balconies
schmittjuliana added this to plants
August 4, 2013
hat scented ferns maine
maryshockey added this to maryshockey's Ideas
August 4, 2013
Ferns
Marti Limoli added this to marti_limoli's ideas
August 4, 2013
Use ferns on the hillside?
cellerb added this to random
August 4, 2013
hay scented ferns
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August 3, 2013
Article
cheerleader14 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 2, 2013
covers stuff and no maintenance
scotfree63 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 2, 2013
plenty of ferns
margraves66 added this to Maine-landscape
July 2, 2013
Ferns along 3rd street side
onbelay11 added this to Cottage 1
June 2, 2013
Upstairs balcony.
fisch5998 added this to fisch5998's ideas
March 18, 2013
ferns
milena20 added this to milena20's ideas
March 11, 2013
jardin helecho cuero
donnaking8 added this to gardens
October 5, 2012
Ferns!
lbravender added this to lbravender's ideas
September 11, 2012
Muscular tree structure juxaposed against the very soft fluid ferns
kitsaprob added this to kitsaprob's ideas
August 4, 2012
similar to our front fern area
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