An Introductory Guide to Herbs in The Garden
Some gardeners are drawn to natural herbs which can easily be grown inside the house and out and are ideal in a variety of cooking methods. They're effortless to grow inside the house or out, and offer instantaneous gratification when used in marinades, various recipes, sauces and soups. Herbs are very easy to maintain and often do not necessitate daily care,... read more

Bernini's Outdoor Fountains
There are countless celebrated water fountains in Rome’s city center. One of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed, created and built nearly all of them. His skills as a water fountain designer and also as a city architect, are visible all through the avenues of Rome. To completely express their artwork, primarily in the form of community... read more

The Early Society: Outdoor Fountains
Fountains and Water and the Minoan Civilization They not only aided with the water supplies, they extracted rainwater and wastewater as well. They were for the most part constructed from clay or rock. Anytime terracotta was employed, it was normally for canals as well as water pipes which came in rectangle-shaped or round forms. There are two good examples of Minoan clay piping, those with a shortened cone form and a U-shape that have not been observed in any civilization since that time. The... read more

The Water Garden Fountains
Water fountains were at first practical in purpose, used to convey water from canals or springs to towns and villages, providing the inhabitants with clean water to drink, wash, and cook with. In the years before electrical power, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity only, usually using an aqueduct or water supply located far away in the surrounding mountains. The beauty and wonder of fountains make them appropriate for historic monuments. If you saw the very first fountains, you would not recognize them as fountains. The 1st known water... read more

Installation of a Fountain In Smaller Gardens
Water just blends into the greenery in your backyard. Ponds, man-made rivers, or fountains are just some of the ways you can you can make it become the focal feature on your property. The versatility of water features is that they can be set up in large backyards as well as in small verandas. The... read more

Large Outdoor Fountains As Water Elements
Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living areas such as yards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment balconies, or office complexes. The soothing sounds of trickling water from this kind of feature please the senses of sight and hearing of anyone closeby. The most important consideration is the aesthetically beautiful form they... read more

Anglo-Saxon Grounds During the Norman Conquest
The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century irreparably improved The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The ability of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest. However the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could ... read more

The Many Styles of Wall Fountains
You can decide to put your wall-mounted feature on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. Incorporating this type of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later. read more

Wall fountains: The Perfect Decor Accessory to Find Tranquility
You can find harmony and tranquility by simply having water in your garden. The sounds of a fountain are perfect to drown out the noise in your neighborhood or in the city where you live. Nature and recreation are two of the things you will find in your garden. Water treatments are common these days and often take place in the... read more

"Primitive" Greek Artwork: Large Statuary
The first freestanding sculpture was developed by the Archaic Greeks, a distinguished accomplishment since until then the sole carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Kouros figures, sculptures of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the majority of the sculptures. The kouroi were believed by the Greeks to represent beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising stiffness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy,... read more