Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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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.

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"The shrub and perennial borders around the house draw the eye in," Cunningham says. They create soft edges and thresholds between the domestic part of the yard and the meadow.These borders mix perennials with deciduous shrubs, and they create a ringed perimeter around the house. Again, Cunningham was careful to choose species that have strong multiseasonal characteristics. Plants include forsythia, red twig dogwood, iris, hydrangeas, lilacs, rugosa roses, coneflowers, spirea and daylilies.

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November 2, 2014
G casual, natural feel
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May 19, 2014
Couleurs et choir de plantes: forsythia, red twig dogwood, iris,hydrangees, lilacs, rosa rugosa,coneflowers, spires et day lillies. Choose species with strong seasonal characteristics
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garden path
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The dog
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Front yard
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Coneflowers, spirea, day lilies,
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Landenberg backyard
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Path leading to front door idea?
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Yard - beds idea.
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I love it all, the flowers, the grass, the dog...
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fabulous garden ideas~
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Plants include forsythia, red twig dogwood, iris, hydrangeas, lilacs, rugosa roses, coneflowers, spirea and daylilies.
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path and flower beds and dog
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Reminds mee of grandma's, just what I want
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These borders mix perennials with deciduous shrubs, Cunningham was careful to choose species that have strong multiseasonal characteristics. Plants include forsythia, red twig dogwood, iris, hydrangeas, lilacs, rugosa roses, coneflowers, spirea and daylilies.
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The color of the beds is soft yet welcoming.
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