Modern Garden Decor: Garden Fountains and their Beginnings

Modern Garden Decor: Garden Fountains and their Beginnings The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home.Modern Garden Decor: Garden Fountains Beginnings 019360948125350.jpg

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to provide potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the designer. The main materials used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. To depict the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. To show his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to extol their positions by including beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Urban fountains made at the end of the nineteenth functioned only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the essential drinking water. The introduction of special water effects and the recycling of water were two things made possible by replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.

These days, fountains decorate public areas and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. However, there was no time for home life, domesticated architecture, and decoration until the Normans had conquered the whole realm. Most often constructed upon windy summits, castles were straightforward structures that enabled their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive strategies, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings generally placed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. Peaceful pursuits such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. Berkeley Castle is probably the most intact model in existence today of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. As a technique of deterring assailants from tunneling underneath the walls, an immense terrace surrounds the building. A picturesque bowling green, covered in grass and enclosed by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, makes one of the terraces.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Garden Fountains

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Garden Fountains Are you looking for that perfect piece to complement your home? Solar fountains might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the design and raise the price of your home. You get all the advantages of an electric fountain, as well as other financial benefits and an overall betterment to your health. Even though there may be a greater expense at the beginning, the long-term investment will make it worthwhile. Despite occasional power shortages, your fountain will not be affected as it does not run on electricity.

Running water fountains means that your use of electricity will go up and thus your monthly bill. Although short-term expenses might be higher than you had anticipated, don't forget that your residence is increasing in value.

Spending more money on our electric bills is not the only downside - the environment is negatively impacted too. Becoming “green” is just one of the pluses of installing a solar water fountain running only on the power of the sun. The environment can only benefit from the use of solar powered houses and water fountains.

This kind of water fountain doesn't need as much upkeep as others.

These water features require less cleaning than other kinds.Eco-Friendly  Outdoor Garden Fountains 8500782362560.jpg As there is no electrical motor that can get clogged, little cleaning is required. Which ultimately means more time to relax in your yard.

Your Garden: A Great Spot for a Wall Fountain

Your Garden: A Great Spot for a Wall Fountain A good 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. A myriad of current designers and fountain craftsmen have found inspiration in the fountains and water features of the past. You can also reinforce the link to the past by adding one of these to your home's interior design. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden fountains 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. For instance, pesky flying insects are usually discouraged by the birds attracted to the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best alternative for a small yard since they occupy a great deal of space. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding version with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained variety which is suspended directly on a wall. Both a fountain mask placed on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are necessary if you wish to add a fountain. It is best not to undertake this job on your own as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this type of work.

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