BILOWZ ASSOCIATES INC. is an award winning landscape architectural design firm with a proven philosophy: "Creating Design with Harmony & Balance."
Our company blog, Annie's Gardening Corner, takes a sneak peek at how we balance our own love for everything green + a place to find inspiration, garden ideas and landscape design tips.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Maximizing Coastal Beauty

A recent Bilowz Associates Inc. Landscape Design Project. One of our specialties - coastal properties.





Exterior spaces tell a powerful story.  At first glance, what might immediately catch your eye is this breathtaking setting. There's no denying this exquisite point surrounded by open water with its own boat dock would be a perfect dream spot for most. But can you guess what that raised grass area is on the right? Follow our design story in the coming weeks to find out this and more. A close up image with details of this area will be revealed to give you a sense of how unique this truly is.

The design point of the story - if you want to maximize a coastal property, it means thinking outside the cookie cutter design box. At Bilowz Associates Inc. we realize that each client's story is different; uniquely its own. With 35+ years of proven experience in the landscape design industry, our company offers a distinctive style to high-end residential projects throughout New England and beyond.  
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flower Break Message


 When the Daylily blossoms begin to fade...
Replace them with Dahlias.
Adore Dahlias in the garden or cut them for your summer flower vases.


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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.)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hot Monday Tropics

With the weather feeling quite tropical, the title is just a play on words. But there is a hot Monday topic to discuss and it's worth a repeat summer performance. Before the segue into microclimates and why it's important to understand them as they relate to garden and design, there's another quick message - pay attention to the nature of things. What's the best way to do that? Expose yourself to nature everyday if you can and pay attention to the process occurring as you take it all in.

Where did your paths lead you this weekend? 
Somewhere in nature?

To beautiful and contemplative spots like this.
But onto the hot Monday topic - microclimates. Why is this topic so important? Because there are layers to microclimatic conditions, some more predictable than others. The best way to understand these layers? Take a peek at this great Cornell University link. Sometimes we try to beat the odds but microclimates play a huge role in our gardens. I especially love this Charles Mazza quote. "In the real world, we garden in microclimates, not hardiness zones."

With this oppressive heat, now is a good time to research, plan and even redesign certain areas on your property based on your microclimates rather than just your hardiness zones. The best way to create a beautifully designed landscape is to understand the microclimates. But always enjoy nature, which is often your best teacher for so many important garden lessons. Or you can just return each semester to the 'College of Hard Knocks'.
Why a fig to end this post? Besides the fig fact shared last week on our FB page, we use our stone wall and terraces to get the best figs even if the season is short. Then off to cold storage during the winter months.
As Charles Mazza stated, "In the real world, we garden in microclimates, not hardiness zones." And  sometimes we'll do whatever it takes just to grow a fig.


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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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