City Park Planning Using Concrete Fountains

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History of Concrete Fountains Fountains have been part of city parks since the Babylonians and the Hanging Gardens. In ancient times, fountains in the park served as a water source for horses and humans. Unfortunately, this greatly increased the risk of disease, along with the lack of an enclosed sewage system. The Romans were the […]


Retirement Communities Are Key To Living Well

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Today, growing older doesn’t necessarily mean slowing down your life. In fact, just the opposite is true, as thousands of seniors have already discovered how to enjoy their “golden years” with vigor and style. Not content with sitting in front of the television, today’s senior citizens are swimming with dolphins, learning a new art form […]


Retirement Communities Are Key To Living Well

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Today, growing older doesn’t necessarily mean slowing down your life. In fact, just the opposite is true, as thousands of seniors have already discovered how to enjoy their “golden years” with vigor and style. Not content with sitting in front of the television, today’s senior citizens are swimming with dolphins, learning a new art form […]


History Of The Early Gardens

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In the beginning there was a garden with natural water fountains. Creation’s garden. And life was good. All plants were natives. Food was pure and abundant. Predators and prey were in balance (which is not to say they were equal). Then people got involved and introduced concrete fountains and many other things. They brought with […]


Statues And Fountains In Florence

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The vogue for statues and fountains of contemporary rather than classical figures extended through the end of the century. In 1599 Cioli went to Carrara to obtain the marbles for four statues and matching fountains: two dwarfs (a Morgante and a Mar-gutte) and two peasants (a digger and a vintager). As the sculptor died before […]


How Does A Chocolate Fountain Work

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A chocolate fountain is essentially an apparatus made from stainless steel that serves molten chocolate fondue. A motor at the base of the fountain is used for heating the prepared chocolate morsels that are placed in a heating tray. A central corkscrew pushes the molten chocolate up through a column. Upon reaching the top of […]


Chocolate Fondue Fountain

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Do you want a attract a crowd of people at a party? You don’t have to tell the best stories or tell the funniest jokes. All you need to do is stand near the chocolate fountain. Adding a chocolate fountain will liven up even the dullest parties. Most people love chocolate and what better way […]


Water Features Can Transform Your Backyard

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How do you take a boring backyard and transform it into something special? Add a water feature. Water features can transform the ordinary into something incredible as well as hide road noise creating a peaceful and tranquil environment. So all you have to decide is what kind of feature you want. Here are some of […]


Adding A Water Feature To Your Yard

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If you feel that your backyard is lacking a certain something, a water feature might be just the thing to bring new life to your outdoors. There are many different types of water features to consider, such as a pond or a waterfall. Flowing or still water has a peaceful relaxing quality to it, and […]


Getting Chocolate Fountains

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Everyone love chocolate fountains, and what’s more, there are so many of them available. Part of the reason is that it no doubt feeds into the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fantasies people have of rivers and waterfalls of pure chocolate. In real life, the chocolate fountain is probably as close as a person will […]


Garden Fountains

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Garden fountains add a special touch to any environment. They’re beautiful to look at and listening to the sounds of gently splashing water is a great way to push aside your worries of the day. And believe it or not, garden fountains are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform any space […]


Buying Or Building A Water Fountain Things To Consider

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A great deal about fountains has changed over the last decade. Now there are really high class ones made of copper, stainless steel, bronze, concrete, and stone, and some fairly nice ones made of resin and fiberglass. There are several things to consider, though. As a pump wholesaler, I speak with fountain owners all the […]


Sprucing Up Your Garden With Solar

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Fountains are a popular addition to most landscaped yards. Solar fountains give you the benefit of traditional fountains without running up your electrical bill every month. Sprucing Up Your Garden With Solar Mention solar power and people get an image of large, bulky solar panels on the roof of a home. This stereotypical view is […]


English Pleasure Gardens

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Above all, the pleasure garden was intended for the diversion of the chatelaine. As early as 1250 we learn from a contemporary record that Henry III, to gratify Eleanor of Provence, ordered his bailiff at Woodstock “to make round about the garden of our Queen two walls good and high with fountains so that no […]


English Gardens During The Reign Of Edward I

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The reign of Edward I allowed landowners to turn their attention to something other than defense and safety. As within the castle the wealthy lord sought to embellish the great hall, which often took the place of the ancient keep, with fine tapestry, richly carved furniture, magnificently carved garden statuary, large functional and ornate garden […]


Fountains Through All Ages An Overview Of Landscaping Wonders

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Fountains never fail to entice wonder and excitement among people. The sight of water sprouting and dancing is simply amazing for all ages, especially kids and the kids-at-heart. The earliest appearance of fountains may be traced back to around 3000 BC where Egyptian tomb paintings show enclosed home gardens with fountains. Traditional Persian carpet designs […]


Garden Fountains How To Create A Haven Of Tranquility In Your Own Backyard

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Garden fountains come in a huge variety of decorative styles, from ornately carved wall fountains to floating pond fountains. If you’re looking for a way to bring a soothing ambiance to the sanctuary of your backyard or patio, then a water fountain can be a wonderful feature. The sight and sound of flowing water can […]


The Love Of A Garden Fountain

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The backyard in itself is a pleasant place. But no garden is ever so perfect without a water fountain. They add beauty and serenity to you’re garden The sound of the water will give you much relaxation. The kinds of water garden fountains There are a lot of different garden fountains You have them in […]


Gardens And Fountains In The Dark Ages

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In the tenth century, the darkest of the Dark Ages, a period of great industrial depression reached its lowest ebb in Europe. Monasticism, for the previous two centuries on the decline, almost ceased to exist, and horticulture, as early in the Christian era, practically became a lost art. Lush gardens, elegant statuary, and decorative water […]