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Friday, May 22, 2015

Holiday Tips

Happy Memorial Day 2015



A couple of quick tips for this upcoming holiday weekend.  There's a widespread freeze warning that has been issued for this evening in many parts of New England so whether you plan to head out of town or you're celebrating at home, be certain to protect your tender plants. Anything you can't bring indoors, make sure you blanket and protect from this expected frost. This wacky, extra dry spring with hot than cold temps is raising havoc on plants overall,which leads me to one more important note. Many irrigation companies aren't scheduled to pressurize and get the systems up and running until mid-June but this spring has been exceptionally dry so keep an eye on all of your plant material and give everything a drink before you leave for the holiday parties or beach getaways. You want to come back to a lush garden, not burnt toast. Stay safe on your ventures wherever you may go. Enjoy the garden, parades and barbeques.And if you don't have your seed potatoes or onion sets in the ground, get them in this weekend. But protect those tenders if you already sowed.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sea of Green

The beautiful part of spring in New England - the sea of green that can be found.

Wide open meadows, especially during the springtime are bountiful fields of green teaming with wildlife and bird activity.

Yes, the beautiful part of spring in New England is the sea of green that can be found. Be it our own properties and gardens or just a wide open reserve, there’s an amazing amount of green all around. 

Where are you finding your green spots? Here’s one that deserves its own blog post – these volunteer mustard greens are beautiful in their own right. 
Volunteer mustard greens that seeded themselves from last season - the new nutritious green eats in the house.
Here's the best part – these leaves offer an abundance of nutrition. You can eat them as crunchy greens but sautéed, well, it takes the bitterness out. And if it's not too obvious, easy to grow. Need a reason to try them? Here's a simple yet delicious sauteed recipe sampled and tried last night. Mustard greens-it's the new green eats in the house. 

It goes without saying that the beauty of spring in New England - well, it's that lush sea of green if you just look around. Stop snoozing and get outside. See beyond the golf course and over watered lawns. The sea of green is simply astounding. It's right under your nose if you stay close to the ground.  
There's always a sea of green if you look around. It's right under your nose if you stay close to the ground.
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If you like this blog, check in for your daily share's worth of garden inspiration, landscape architecture and design tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.  And you can also find us back on our Google+ Business Page. (Landscape architects/Landscape Design/serving Massachusetts and New England.)


Friday, May 15, 2015

Wherever You Place Your Roots

There’s been a huge resurgence in gardening the last five years and leading the way - Millennials!
Great news yesterday on the gardening front – according to a Huffington Post article and reiterated in a Ball Publishing newsletter, there’s been a huge resurgence in gardening the last five years. The most exciting factoid listed - Millennials are the fastest-growing segment of this gardening population. To point out some other interesting notes, take a peek at these two articles worth the read. One discusses sustainable cities and the role landscape architects play in it all while this other article speaks to the challenges of cities when Millennials have babies and the burbs beckon them away. Rather than delve into the specifics and what makes some leave the cities or stay, the important #FridayFeeling of it all –statistics say millennials are engaged in this next wave of #green. It is the importance of the landscape, the natural environment that millennials stay connected to, wherever they place their roots.  With the role of landscape architects so critical to the future, leading by example and being a mentor naturally creates the next wave!

Staying connected to the natural environment is what's important wherever the roots are placed.

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If you like this blog, check in for your daily share's worth of garden inspiration, landscape architecture and design tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.  And you can also find us back on our Google+ Business Page. (Landscape architects/Landscape Design/serving Massachusetts and New England.)


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Check in for your daily share's worth of garden inspiration, landscape architecture and design tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.  You can also find us back on our Google+ Business Page. (Landscape architects/Landscape Design/serving Massachusetts and New England.) Visit our landscape architectural design firm's website where creating design with balance and harmony is our story. http://www.bilowzassociates.com/

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