A Chronicle of Wall Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classical Greek documents into Latin. It was imperative for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope instigated the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The historical Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an imposing celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. Modifications and extensions, included in the restored aqueduct, eventually provided the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

Your Garden: A Great Spot for a Garden Fountain

The area outside your home can be enhanced by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Modern-day designers and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations. As such, the effect of integrating one of these to your interior decor bridges it to past times. The benefit of having a garden fountain extends beyond its beauty as it also appeals to birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it emits into the atmosphere.Garden: Great Spot Garden Fountain 2479072229404673.jpg For example, pesky flying insects are usually discouraged by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best choice for a small backyard since they require a great deal of space. Two possibilities to choose 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 is suspended on a wall. Both a fountain mask located 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. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this kind of job requires training, so it is best to hire a skilled person rather than go at it yourself.

Exterior Fountains Come in Lots of Shapes and Sizes

Have you ever considered turning your garden into an oasis of tranquility? Add a sense of peace to your garden with an exterior fountain and avail yourself of all the positive benefits of a water feature.Exterior Fountains Come Lots Shapes Sizes 076390034910305.jpg

The flood of water sent high up into the air by a spouting fountain is an spectacular sight to see. It is possible to have one of these fitted into an existing, ample pond. You can find these in community recreational areas or old mansions.

Outdoor water features come in different forms, one of which is a chic wall fountain. If you are eager to include a water feature, but are doubtful because you have a small yard, do not hesitate to incorporate one of these. Wall fountains are not flamboyant water features as compared to a spouting fountain. In this straightforward process, water is ejected from a little spout, flows down a wonderfully textured wall, before being received at the bottom and returned to the top once again.

Themed fountains are best when the style of your garden allows for them. In a rustic themed bungalow or yard, a traditional styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. On the other hand, a more contemporary garden can include more of a bold design. Deciding what to do is totally in your hands.

The main trait of tiered fountains is the multiple levels spewing out water. Water streaming down multiple tiers of this water feature is the primary attribute of a cascading fountain.

Due to the fact that outdoor fountains can take up a lot of space, fit in a wall fountain or a pondless fountain if the space you have is minimal. Due to the fact that the reservoirs required for these kinds of fountains are hidden underground, you can make the most of the space at your disposal.

Tranquility and well-being are some of the chief sensations imparted by Japanese fountains. Bamboo sticks are used in this type of fountain to expel the water. The repetition of water pouring into a bucket or shaped stone is one of the main characteristics of this type of fountain.

Glass fountains make up a different category of fountain. Providing a more classical appearance are trellis-style fountains which showcase shaped metalwork. Water features such as these are best suited to yards with many sharp corners as well as modern-day forms and designs. The flowing water creates a beautiful effect as it moves down the glass panels. Some fountains also include colored LED lights to shine onto the sheets of glass as water streams downwards. A rock waterfall fountain (often made of imitation rock) showcases water slowly flowing down its façade.

The attribute which differentiates a bubbling rock fountain is a large rock drilled with holes where pipes can be inserted into its middle. In this kind of fountain, water is driven upwards at low pressure to cause it to bubble and gurgle at the top. The water comes back gently trickling down the sides of the rock to get to its starting point. Small gardens are perfect for this type of fountain. To guarantee that water is not sprayed around if it starts to get windy, this kind of fountain is the best option since it only uses low pressure to move water.

Solar driven fountains have become more fashionable recently since they run on sunlight. The advantages of using this type of solar powered fountain is the lack of cables, lowered difficulty in installing them, the decrease in electric bills, and the positive effects they have on our environment. You will not have to concede on style since there is a wide array of designs to pick from in outdoor solar-powered fountains.

An Intro to Herbs in The Garden

Herb gardening is a matter that many gardeners are attracted to. They're simple to grow inside the house or out, and provide immediate gratification when used in marinades, various recipes, sauces and soups. Though you may think you have to get out and prune daily with an herb garden this is not accurate, but even better you can keep it going all 12 months long by moving your pots inside in the fall.Intro Herbs Garden 207025070414862650.jpg If you are thinking of adding perennial herbs to your backyard, you are making a good choice because they do not die easily or need replanting after every year goes by. Your flavor and texture preferences in preparing food with herbs are key considerations in choosing which herbs to grow. Tailor your herb garden to the kind of food you most frequently cook. For instance, plant cilantro if you prefer Mexican or Thai food. If you make more Italian food, absolutely plant basil, oregano, and thyme. It is essential to identify where your herbs will be planted in order to decide which herbs will thrive. If you live in a moderate climate it may be better to plant right into the ground due to the warmer winter seasons and cool summers. This is a very good way to spruce up your garden without having the problem of purchasing or creating planters. There is absolutely nothing you can do to escape harsh climate conditions that might affect your plants. However, there is hope because planters can be relocated indoors whenever there's bad weather outdoors so they are flexible and convenient for your herbs.Advantages Photovoltaic Wall fountains 2479072229404673.jpg

The Advantages of Photovoltaic Wall fountains

There are many different power sources you can use for your garden wall fountain. Older fountains have traditionally been powered by electricity, but due to an increased interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar energy is used in newer models. The initial expenses to run your fountain on solar energy are most likely going to be higher, but you should keep in mind that in the long run it will be the cheaper option. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are used to make solar powered water fountains. This wide array of choices makes it easier to purchase one which fits your interior design. Easy to upkeep and an excellent way to make a real contribution to the environment, they are wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

Indoor wall fountains are a superb way to cool your home as well as to provide an enticing addition to your living area. They cool your residence by utilizing the same methods used in air conditioners and swamp coolers. Since they eat up less electricity, they also help you save money on your monthly energy bill.

One way to generate a cooling effect is to fan clean, dry air across them. You can either take advantage of air from a corner of your living space or turn on your ceiling fan to better the circulation in the room The most critical consideration is to ensure that the air is continuously flowing over the surface of the water. Cool, clean air is one of the natural benefits of fountains and waterfalls. You will experience a sudden coolness in the air when you approach a big waterfall or fountain. Situating your fountain cooling system in a spot that is especially hot reduces its effectiveness. Your cooling system will be less reliable if it is located in direct sunlight.