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The Attraction of Simple Garden Decor: The Landscape Fountain

It is also possible to place your garden water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be connected to a nearby pond. Nowadays, you can eliminate digging, difficult installations and cleaning the pond. There is no plumbing necessary with this type self-contained water feature. Adding water on a consistent} basis is important, however. Empty the water from the basin and put in fresh water whenever the surrounding area is not clean.

The most utilized materials employed to manufacture garden wall fountains are stone and metal, even though they can be made out of any number of other materials. You need to know the look you are shooting for in order to pick the best material. It is important to purchase hand-crafted, light garden wall features which are also simple to hang. The fountain you choose must be simple to maintain as well. In general, most installations are straight forward because the only parts which may require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware whereas other kinds of setups can be a little more difficult. It is very simple to liven up your yard with these styles of fountains.Outcome Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Landscaping 207025070414862650.jpg

The Outcome of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

The introduction of the Normans in the later half of the 11th century significantly modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The expertise of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and adornment until the Normans had conquered the whole realm. Castles were more fundamental designs and often constructed on blustery hills, where their tenants devoted both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were major stone buildings, commonly positioned in the widest, most fruitful hollows. Relaxing pursuits such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The finest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle. The keep is reported to have been developed during the time of William the Conqueror. A spacious terrace recommended for strolling and as a means to stop enemies from mining under the walls runs about the building. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and surrounded by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.

The Origins of Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek texts into Latin. It was important for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent reconstruction at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition 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 location of the Trevi Fountain was formerly occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and built by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.