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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Plan to Reality Equals Vision

Plan to Reality Equals Vision
Ask a leader of industry to define the center point of success and the cornerstone of that conversation probably circles back to the initial vision. Dig deeper into the nitty-gritty and it’s the plan put in play that achieves the reality of that overall concept. 

What starts with a vision requires a road map to get there. A well-defined plan is that critical building block. Simple as it sounds, it is a pivotal piece. That well-defined plan makes something good or so-so into those more vibrant adjectives such as amazing, stellar or simply the best.

Relate this to a landscape master plan and often times folks balk at why it is a necessity. When jumping into personal #Design projects, too often this pivotal piece, the 'plan to reality equals vision' gets benched.  So on this summer Thursday when some might still be contemplating overall landscape plans, let’s repeat this simple 101 #Design thought - a master plan not only defines the vision but also shapes its reality. And here’s the big one - when working with other disciplines, it merges the overlaps and seams together the differences.

To end on that #DailyQuote note, Robert Collier’s words of wisdom ring true with the above. “It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass.”

#Design projects should always shoot for a center point of success. To visualize this thought, the above image is the aerial vision of Stately It Is. Catch up on your summer reading and check out last Friday’s post. Plan to reality should equal your vision. 


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If you like this blog, hope you check in for your daily share's worth of inspiration, design, and garden 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 for inspiration. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. Either way, we hope you follow the postings somewhere in cyberspace and share it with your gardening friends. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What’s In Your Basket?

Beautiful Garden Blossoms
The growing season of summer draws us outdoors. There's plenty to lure one into nature - beautiful garden blossoms, strolls along the ocean or an exhilarating hike. Many of us choose to design beautiful landscapes simply because spending time outdoors is treasured and hard to come by. Think about your favorite outdoor space or place and compare that to where you spend your time inside. In general, you might get an overall sense of feeling less confined. 
It's just great to be outside.
But one of the best kept secrets to open air and less confinement is readily available in almost every city and town - farmers markets. As Eric Schlosser, author of ‘Fast Food Nation’ reminds us, “There is a growing market today for local, organic foods produced by small farmers. And farmers' markets have played a large role in making that happen.” Many of these markets have expanded into more than fresh produce and locally grown to appeal and draw in a larger crowd. But browsing the carts in search of your treasured favorites is all part of the summer fun. And with such a growing trend, farmers markets are expanding beyond these seasonal months. Several large cities bring the farmers' market experience indoors during the cooler months as well. In places outside the United States, it's simply a part of life. 

Indoor farmers markets - simply a part of life.
Share your favorite farmers’ market or locally grown finds.
Farm to table
P.S. All images are from farmers' markets in Italy, where food and fresh are one.  

©All images by Greg Bilowz
If you like this blog, hope you check in for your daily share's worth of inspiration, design, and garden 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 for inspiration. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. Either way, we hope you follow the postings somewhere in cyberspace and share it with your gardening friends. Contact me direct at Annie You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.

Monday, July 28, 2014

July's Collection





©All images by Ann Bilowz

We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios for inspiration. Have a wonderful summer weekend.If you like this blog, hope you check in for your daily share's worth of inspiration, design, and garden tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. Either way, we hope you follow the postings somewhere in cyberspace and share it with your gardening friends. Contact me direct at Annie You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.

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Looking for a dose of inspiration in the barrage of negative news? Each morning my garden blog intention is to provide observations, tips or share something easy to love about gardens, landscape design or the great outdoors. It’s daily like a column so if you’re in need of a routine, you’ve landed on the right garden post. Welcome to Annie’s Gardening Corner. Here's the direct link. http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/

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