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Home Outside wins Garden Writers of America Best Writing Award

Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love 
Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love 

Julie Moir Messervy’s Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love has won the 2010 Garden Writers of America Gold Award for Best Writing. We’d like to offer our congratulations to Julie, who contributes frequently to Fine Gardening, and encourage people to take a look at the book, which was published in 2009 by The Taunton Press.

Through sumptuous photos and clear, engaging text, Home Outside guides homeowners through the intensely personal process of landscaping their property in keeping with their land, their taste, their home, and their budget. As you read, you begin to see how a landscape designer analyzes an outdoor “remodel,” and you apply the concepts and particulars to your own yard. It’s an enlightening experience that will help you translate vague wishes or dissatisfactions into specific changes that improve your outdoor living space.

More on the book…

Inspired Design: Living Lightly on the Land
The Value of Voluptuous Curves
Read two Fine Gardening article by Julie Moir Messervy

The Home Outside
Check out Julie Moir Messervy’s blog

JMM Wins 2010 GWA Gold Award
Read the press release (pdf format)

Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love
Read the table of contents and introduction, watch a video, buy the book

Home Outside eBook
Buy and download the book in pdf format, read customer reviews

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    I am so proud of Julie Moir Messervy’s. She has been working on the award-winning novel for years and she's finally done it! This is a huge achievement and should be celebrated! I currently work as an editor at and I still have a lot to learn to reach the same level of skill as Julie.

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