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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Perfected Condition


Albert Einstein understood the importance of maturity and how difficult it can be in our formative years. “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” There’s that little detail called patience that exists even in the world of landscape design. We rush for its perfected condition that can sometimes take years to perfect. Too often, magazine editors want that stylish, chic home with its brand spanking new landscape photographed before its prime. Yet the most treasured gardens and grounds that truly capture the architecture and all its grandeur often are discovered in the later years. Think England and all its celebrated gardens and you get the message.

In yesterday’s blog, http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2011/02/spring-do-over.html the first point in the spring do-over was to tackle your space with creativity and if you were getting stumped, to dig for inspiration in garden/home magazines and books. One more tip for finding inspiration - look for the mature landscapes. Visit established arboretums and gardens that may have experienced a few do-overs in its day but still show parts of the original design and structure. With a keen eye, you can see how it all comes together. You can spot the maturity of the grounds.

So I’m calling it a wrap for this beautiful winter morning. It’s time to appreciate the quiet moments before spring.
With that said, I must end today’s post in memory of Sam, the Border collie caught in the background of the top photo. A few weeks ago, our clients had to do what is the hardest day in a dog owner’s life. John Grogan sums up what dogs really are to us humans. “He taught me to appreciate the simple things - a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in the shaft of winter sunlight". To Kathy and Joe, Sam’s paw prints will always make this photograph extra special. Ciao.

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Top Photograph and Design/Build by Greg Bilowz
Middle Photograph by Annie – the pro is on assignment
Card and photo - by Kathy K.
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