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Front Ridge Residence traditional-landscape

Front Ridge Residence

A rural hillside residence in Downeast Maine serves as a model for regenerating fragmented native plant communities and restoring damaged site systems. Sensible land management practices guide the homeowner’s efforts to rehabilitate expansive areas of mown lawn. Spaces carved from the landscape overlook stunning panoramic regional views, while new plantings define edges and thresholds. Brilliant seasonal drama is heightened along mown paths meandering through a rich tapestry of managed native meadow.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

If you look closely in the background, you can see bright sunflower blooms popping through the fog. They are part of the clients' vegetable garden.
Of course, these tough and hardy prairie natives can interweave amid other garden plants. Which looks best to you?
Plan your fall garden. Before you plant anything new in your garden, make a list of plants you want to try (perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs and vegetables) and make sure you know the proper planting times for each one in your area. Use graph paper to plot out any new garden beds — doing so will help you to accurately plan plant quantities and spacing. Determine if any organic matter is needed to amend your existing soil. Then use peat, compost, compost manure or sand to get the desired consistency for plant health.

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jmorin added this to Maison et Jardin avant Bromont
May 19, 2014
Couleurs amenagement
Michelle Tartaglia added this to Garden
May 13, 2014
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April 1, 2014
Garden scape
T.j. N Margee Moschetti added this to mg_moschetti's ideas
March 27, 2014
wild flowers
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February 1, 2014
ldupras added this to linda's garden
November 6, 2013
dmarie54 added this to dmarie54's ideas
October 27, 2013
plan fall garden and use graph paper to plot out placement of plants
Nora Elizabeth added this to my Grandmother used to say!
October 27, 2013
tpsloetjes added this to Front Yard Gardens
October 26, 2013
Siberian Iris, Coneflowers, Sedum, Russian Sage,
cherylpossum added this to cherylpossum's ideas
October 23, 2013
Flowers in Fall that look nice together.
aceleste added this to aceleste's ideas
October 13, 2013
I just love the photo. The fog in the back and the bright pink stands out nicely in the from, with the little touch of purple.
lisabokay added this to outside of house
September 20, 2013
pretty colorful prairie planting...
gardensinmd added this to gardensinmd's ideas
September 15, 2013
Fall Garden ideas
lisasharek added this to Landscape Ideas
September 14, 2013
I love cone flowers
janel added this to outside yard
September 11, 2013
fall garden
tmdf added this to Landscape Ideas
September 4, 2013
wildflower looking area
ringomutt added this to ringomutt's Favorites
September 3, 2013
nicolebrisson added this to Landscape Ideas
September 2, 2013
Backyard - wild landscape - beautiful
orlyzeelon added this to orlyzeelon's ideas
September 1, 2013
pretty picture
nadroy added this to nadroy's ideas
September 1, 2013
janelrobertson added this to Perrenials
August 30, 2013
cparmenter1 added this to landscape
August 29, 2013
sgarlow added this to landscaping
August 27, 2013
whimsical flowers
Scholz Architects - Cathryn Anne Design added this to Garden - Wildflower
August 25, 2013
Front Ridge Residence A rural hillside residence in Downeast Maine serves as a model for regenerating fragmented native plant communities and restoring damaged site systems. Sensible land management practices guide the homeowner’s efforts to rehabilitate expansive areas of mown lawn. Spaces carved from the landscape overlook stunning panoramic regional views, while new plantings define edges and thresholds. Brilliant seasonal drama is heightened along mown paths meandering through a rich tapestry of managed native meadow.
cascoqueenie added this to cascoqueenie's ideas
August 23, 2013
sunflowers in the distance
kkoehler1215 added this to kkoehler1215's Ideas
August 16, 2013
ljohnsonatty added this to ljohnsonatty's ideas
August 4, 2013
beautiful flowers in fog
mcguirehomes added this to garden
July 9, 2013
Love the arrangement of flowers and palnts
lovettdietrich added this to front garden
June 12, 2013
A little sparse but I like it.
camilla24 added this to camilla24's Ideas
June 2, 2013
Les couleurs
ashyaslan added this to Landscaping
May 24, 2013
Gorgeous pinks and purples.
mimidemtl added this to Landscape Ideas
May 6, 2013
aegough added this to aegough's Favorites
April 14, 2013
Need to bloom all at the same time
ceciliadelcid added this to ceciliadelcid's Ideas
March 27, 2013
Love the misty mornings
Kari Bartel added this to gardens
February 12, 2013
Dawn Taillon added this to Plants for new home, plants for old home
February 6, 2013
deer resistant, prairie plants, like coneflowre and daisy
lauraslink added this to Red Rock Ideas
January 28, 2013
Natural bed
1sunshine29 added this to Flowers and Grasses in Garden
January 17, 2013
Love this!!!
matthewjkennedy1 added this to Exterior
January 14, 2013
Nice colors of flowers
catherineelaine added this to catherineelaine's Ideas
December 25, 2012
northern garden colors
Tatiana Fefilova added this to hfpg70's ideas
November 4, 2012
balakan added this to ideas for995 wildwood
October 6, 2012
suzylouise added this to suzylouise's ideas
October 3, 2012
Love the Cottage Garden & the Colors
griffinj917 added this to maine cottage
October 1, 2012
perenials for a foggy garden in Maine
smilete57 added this to Outdoors
September 30, 2012
Pond area
dollytreb added this to outdoors/Paintings
September 29, 2012
Misty Landscape
mamadama added this to mamadama's ideas
September 24, 2012
garden planning info
debmcneill added this to Barb's house ideas
September 23, 2012
grhillwine added this to Garden Re-do
September 22, 2012
Use of space, colors and cosmos.
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September 22, 2012
piperdash added this to piperdash's Ideas
September 21, 2012
Beautiful colours
annwithoutthee added this to annwithoutthee's ideas
September 20, 2012
sunflowers in the fog
kljohnson51 added this to kljohnson51's ideas
September 20, 2012
fall suggestions
The French Tulip Gardenscaping added this to erzsebeth's ideas
September 20, 2012
fall color
Kathleen Deuel added this to Gardens
September 19, 2012
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September 19, 2012
grammagail added this to grammagail's ideas
September 19, 2012
gorgeous fall garden
photosilike added this to photosilike's ideas
September 19, 2012
My Flowers for House On The Hill
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September 19, 2012
sanbro75 added this to sanbro75's ideas
September 19, 2012
very wild looking garden
kmetzler added this to kmetzler's ideas
September 19, 2012
pink daisies
smaxx added this to smaxx's ideas
September 19, 2012
info on transitions
cindydb51 added this to cindydb51's ideas
September 19, 2012
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September 19, 2012
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September 19, 2012
Joyce K Reynolds added this to joycekreynolds's Ideas
September 19, 2012
Moody, Misty, Magnificent
Beverly Duncan added this to beverly_duncan's ideas
September 19, 2012
The colour! And the randomness of the different flowers. It's what I am trying to create in a place in my back yard.
jodungan added this to jodungan's ideas
September 19, 2012
natural plantings; low maintenance
Casey Griffin added this to carat414's Favorites
September 19, 2012
I just love the way this garden makes me feel at peace. The colors, varying heights and textures all work together to complete the whole picture.
lizzyatgulllake added this to lizzyatgulllake's ideas
September 19, 2012
Colour, height of flowers and variety
3008madsen added this to 3008madsen's ideas
September 19, 2012
the whole picture
kitdo1over added this to kitdo1over's ideas
September 19, 2012
Would like to paint this scene
MNM Design added this to mnmdesigninteriors
September 19, 2012
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September 19, 2012
Natural & sumple
janiemd added this to janiemd's ideas
September 17, 2012
Pink cone flowers
lisa1111 added this to lisa1111's ideas
September 16, 2012
julietjones added this to julietjones's ideas
September 16, 2012
No point in wishing for mist in Memphis.... but this is just gorgeous!
rootyt added this to rootyt's Favorites
September 16, 2012
greenblomj added this to garden
August 11, 2012
Echinacea, lavender, Russian sage and grasses
stewajl2 added this to Yard
August 11, 2012
veronicabarbara added this to Book 2
August 7, 2012
prairie natives
emweeksv added this to Landscapes, naturalistic
August 6, 2012
ladytara added this to ladytara's ideas
August 6, 2012
sharon king added this to motherbun's ideas
August 6, 2012
informally beautiful
aracibarskas added this to aracibarskas's ideas
August 5, 2012
Coneflowers and other prairie flowers
Sheri Skeffington added this to cskeffin's ideas
August 5, 2012
cone flower
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August 5, 2012
Diane Bay added this to Outdoor Spaces
August 4, 2012
Coneflowers, yarrow
NOOSHAFARIN QOBADY added this to qnoosh's ideas
August 2, 2012
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August 2, 2012
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July 25, 2012
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April 29, 2012
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April 22, 2012
Cottage garden
Jack Caspar added this to LANSCAPING
April 15, 2012
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April 5, 2012
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March 20, 2012
Informal mixture of flowering plants
jmhoule added this to jmhoule's Favorites
March 17, 2012
rosannahunt added this to rosannahunt's ideas
March 17, 2012
the meandering of the different species of flowers yet intertwined with yet another species. Heavenly!
stalin added this to stalin's ideas
March 16, 2012
hsikes added this to hsikes's ideas
March 16, 2012
ext plantings
chdefrahan added this to chdefrahan's ideas
March 16, 2012
Great simple ideas for my sister's place south of Ottawa, Ontario!
grammy7 added this to grammy7's ideas
March 15, 2012
Lush. . . like a yard should be.
lynnvt added this to landscaping
March 14, 2012
same climate as Metis. These flowers will work well.
steveburgett added this to Flowers
March 14, 2012
Plants include forsythia, red twig dogwood, iris, hydrangeas, lilacs, rugosa roses, coneflowers, spirea and daylilies
David added this to smudgersmith's Favorites
March 14, 2012
near the entrance
rjs2 added this to rjs2's Favorites
March 14, 2012
border perenianl
pwork added this to gardening
March 14, 2012
maine fantasy garden
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