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Anglo-Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxons experienced extraordinary adjustments to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But yet there was no time for home life, domestic design, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole region. Because of this, castles were cruder structures than monasteries: Monasteries were usually immense stone buildings located in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were constructed on windy crests where their inhabitants devoted time and space to projects for offense and defense. Relaxing pursuits such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is exemplified in Berkeley Castle, which is conceivably the most unscathed example we have. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A significant terrace serves as a discouraging factor to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On one of these terraces lies a charming bowling green: it is covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.

The Many Good Reasons to Include a Wall Fountain

A great way to enhance the appeal of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden layout. Historical fountains and water features have sparked the notice of contemporary designers as well as fountain designers. Therefore, in order to connect your home to previous times, add one these in your home decor. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Birds enticed by a fountain or bird bath often frighten off irksome flying pests, for instance.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best alternative for a small yard since they occupy a great deal of space. Two possibilities to pick from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which hangs on a wall. Be sure to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the bottom if you wish to add a fountain to your living area. It is best not to attempt this job on your own as professional plumbers and masons are best suited to do this type of work.Chronicle Garden Water Fountains 00035256287351794.jpg

A Chronicle of Garden Water Fountains

Hundreds of classic Greek texts were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the center of his ambitions. In 1453 the Pope instigated the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman custom of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The present-day site of the Trevi Fountain was previously occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and constructed by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The water which eventually furnished the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

Original Water Supply Solutions in Rome

Original Water Supply Solutions Rome 71049799900594.jpg With the construction of the very first raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, folks who lived on the city’s hills no longer had to depend solely on naturally-occurring spring water for their needs. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the only technologies readily available at the time to supply water to segments of high elevation. Starting in the sixteenth century, a unique method was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean portions to provide water to Pincian Hill. Throughout the time of its original building and construction, pozzi (or manholes) were positioned at set intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. While these manholes were provided to make it less difficult to conserve the aqueduct, it was also possible to use containers to remove water from the channel, which was utilized by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he invested in the property in 1543 to his passing in 1552. Reportedly, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t sufficient to fulfill his needs. To give himself with a more useful system to obtain water, he had one of the manholes exposed, offering him access to the aqueduct below his property.

Your Outdoor Water fountain: Maintenance & Routine Service

Installing an outdoor wall fountain demands that you bear in mind the dimensions of the space where you are going to place it. In order to support its total weight, a solid wall is needed. Areas or walls that are small will call for a lightweight fountain.Outdoor Water fountain: Maintenance & Routine Service 1807116935387588.jpg You will need to have an electrical outlet in proximity to the fountain so it can be powered. Since there are many varieties of outdoor wall fountains, installation methods vary, but the majority include user-friendly instructions.

Everything you will require to properly install your outdoor wall fountain is normally provided in easy-to-use kits. The kit includes a submersible pump, hoses as well as the basin, or reservoir. Depending on its size, the basin can typically be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Once installed, wall fountains typically only require some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

Replenishing and purifying the water on a routine basis is very important. Remember to remove debris like leaves, twigs or dirt as quickly as possible. Furthermore, outdoor fountains should always be shielded from freezing temperatures in winter. Your pump may crack when subjected to freezing water during the wintertime, so it is best to bring it indoors to avoid any damage. The bottom line is that if you properly maintain and care for your outdoor fountain, it will bring you joy for many years.

Brief Outline of Herb Gardens

Brief Outline Herb Gardens 866726222171.jpg Herb gardening is a subject that many gardeners are attracted to. You'll obtain instant gratification when you grow natural herbs in the garden as they can be included in cooking sauces, soups, marinades and a variety of other recipes. While you may believe you have to get out and prune every day with an herb garden this is not true, but even better you can keep it going all year long by moving your pots inside in the fall. It is often sensible to allow perennial herbs to comprise the bulk of your garden, as these will not die and require replanting at the end of the year. Give consideration to the sorts of flavors you enjoy cooking with (and eating)when choosing herbs for your garden. Basil, oregano, and thyme are great herbs to plant if you take pleasure in cooking and eating Italian food. If you prefer Latin themed food, you may choose to cultivate cilantro instead. You must decide where your herb garden will be grown in order to figure out which herbs will grow best. If you live in a mild climate, with warm winters and relatively cool summers, it may be easiest to plant straight into the ground. It is simultaneously an attractive way to landscape your yard and an easy choice because you do not need to assemble or buy planters. If you do not want to your plants to perish or become dormant after being subjected to intense weather conditions, you can still rely on planters. They are convenient and flexible and you can transfer inside at any time.Inventors First Fountains 167135708430334125.jpg

Inventors of the First Fountains

Multi-talented people, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century typically served as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one person. During the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci exemplified the artist as a creative intellect, creator and scientific expert. The forces of nature guided him to investigate the properties and motion of water, and due to his curiosity, he carefully captured his findings in his now famed notebooks. Early Italian fountain designers transformed private villa settings into inventive water displays full with emblematic meaning and natural elegance by combining creativity with hydraulic and horticultural talent. The humanist Pirro Ligorio offered the vision behind the splendors in Tivoli and was distinguished for his abilities in archeology, architecture and garden concepts. For the many lands close to Florence, other fountain designers were well versed in humanist subjects as well as ancient technical texts, masterminding the incredible water marbles, water features and water antics.

A Brief History of Early Water Garden Fountains

The water from rivers and other sources was initially delivered to the citizens of nearby towns and cities by way of water fountains, whose purpose was largely practical, not artistic. In the days before electric power, the spray of fountains was powered by gravity exclusively, usually using an aqueduct or water supply located far away in the surrounding hills. The appeal and spectacle of fountains make them perfect for traditional memorials. Crude in style, the first water fountains did not appear much like present fountains.Brief History Early Water Garden Fountains 994426092974497866.jpg Created for drinking water and ceremonial purposes, the initial fountains were very simple carved stone basins. 2000 B.C. is when the oldest identified stone fountain basins were used. Gravity was the power source that controlled the oldest water fountains. Drinking water was supplied by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public monuments, as beautiful as they are functional. Fountains with ornate decoration started to appear in Rome in approximately 6 B.C., normally gods and creatures, made with natural stone or copper-base alloy. A well-engineered system of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public water fountains supplied with fresh water.

Wall Fountains As Water Elements

A water feature is a big element which has water flowing in or through it. A simple suspended fountain or an elaborate courtyard tiered fountain are just two varieties from the vast range of articles available. The versatility of this feature is practical due to the fact that it can be situated inside or outdoors. Water elements comprise ponds and swimming pools as well.

Living areas including big yards, yoga studios, comfortable verandas, apartment balconies, or office settings are great spots to add a water feature such as a garden wall fountain.Wall Fountains Water Elements 8097020788.jpg You can relax to the gently cascading water in your fountain and gratify your senses of sight and sound. Their noticeably satisfying shape contributes to the embellishment of any area as well. The sound of water provides serenity, covers up undesirable noises and also produces an entertaining water show.