Gardens

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To garden is to purposefully and thoughtfully create some form of live artwork. Whether the goal is to grow neat little rows of vegetables or to create a delightful visually stimulating environment, gardening is art. Gardens can be grown nearly anywhere. When one thinks of a garden they typically think of a residential home with […]


Gardens

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To garden is to purposefully and thoughtfully create some form of live artwork. Whether the goal is to grow neat little rows of vegetables or to create a delightful visually stimulating environment, gardening is art. Gardens can be grown nearly anywhere. When one thinks of a garden they typically think of a residential home with […]


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 […]


Bringing A Touch Of The Orient To Your Back Garden

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When you think of garden bridges, you may typically think of oriental gardens. You aren’t wrong, but this isn’t the only style of garden to boast bridges nowadays and they aren’t to be limited to covering koi carp ponds. The garden bridge is a feature that is becoming increasingly popular in gardens worldwide, not only […]


Extravagant Events In London 2008 Summer

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Among the others, we’ve tried to make a list of some of the most attractive and special events in London during the next Summer. Let’s start with the Summer Swing at Kew (Kew Gardens, Kew, TW9 3AB). The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew host a rich programme of concerts in an enchanting spot. In fact, […]


Exploring Beijing Heart

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The central areas around the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) and city gates as well as the lakes – ZhongNanHai, BeiHai and HouHai – have been designated as protected landmark districts that retain the features of Old Beijing. The Forbidden City at the centre is surrounded in concentric circles by the Inner City and Outer City. […]


Blackpool City Guide Including Blackpool Hotels

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Introduction: Blackpool is one of Britain’s most popular holiday destinations. It is a town full of roller-coasters, clubs, and even the biggest mirror ball in the world. Add this to the world-class shows, cosmopolitan restaurants, vibrant nightlife, an active sports scene and breathtakingly beautiful scenery on Blackpool’s doorstep you begin to understand why Blackpool is […]


Some Of The Most Common Landscape Design Features

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If you want to build an attractive landscape, but do not where to begin, there are plenty of common landscape design ideas and features available for you to gain inspiration. You can use the ideas yourself or add a little twist to make the landscape design all your own. There are any number of conventional […]


Flower Bulbs Nature S Greatest Gift

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Flowers are one of nature’s greatest gifts. Their scent, their colors, their shapes… everything about flowers is beautiful. A colorful, cheerful flower can brighten even the darkest day. Even more enjoyable than looking at flowers, though, is growing them. Flowers can be bought from pots and replanted. They can also be grown from clippings. However, […]


Tea When Are The Best Green Tea Pluckings

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Green tea has become a very popular beverage in the Western world. It has been popular in Asia for centuries, where it was produced more than 3000 years ago. Today, most green tea is still produced in Asia, though other countries produce green tea, as well. There are literally hundreds of varieties of green tea, […]


British Gardens During The Roman Years

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To get a good picture of Romano-British gardens of antiquity, we must consider their prototypes in Italy. Horticulture in primitive Italy, as in other countries, was at its beginning merely intended for practical purposes. Gradually the Latin word hortus, applied in the days of republican simplicity to a field of vegetables, was stretched, at the […]


The Gardens At Hampton Court

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There was no abrupt transition from the style of the Middle Ages to that of the Renaissance in English gardens. Many Gothic features were long retained, of which remnants are still in evidence: the carved stonework, the conduits, the walks, and arbors. Trelliswork, as used to surround the beds, remained in fashion with slight variations […]


Design Your Own Rose Garden

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The texture and the fullness of the rose is unlike any other flower, and they come in a wide variety of scents and colors that range from a very bright yellow to a dark deep red. It is curious that such a beautiful flower is also equipped with such a thorny stem. A little of […]


Flower Garden Design Ideas How To Create An Amazing Garden

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A flower garden can be a peaceful and beautiful refuge from the rest of the world. Sitting in the midst of fragrant flowers while reading a book or strolling along paths lined with flowers in cheerful colors can help you to wind down after a busy, stressful day. With some planning and work, a lovely […]


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 […]


Adding Beauty To Your Garden With An Arbor

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Garden arbors are set up as shaded places in home gardens or public parks where one can relax and rest. These open frameworks are typically made of latticework or rustic work, functioning also as a trellis for climbing or creeping plants. Arbors can also be constructed for decks or patios. Today’s garden arbors were not […]


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 […]


Build A Rain Garden

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Build a Rain Garden There’s a new garden in town. It is (mostly) easy to install, looks good year-round, requires almost no maintenance and has a terrifically upbeat impact on the environment. No wonder rain gardens are such a great new gardening trend! Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy […]


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 […]