The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was considerably changed by the arrival of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The expertise of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in design and farming at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general population. Castles were more fundamental designs and often built on blustery hills, where their people spent both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were major stone buildings, mostly located in the widest, most fertile hollows. Relaxing pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is portrayed in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most untouched example we have. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A massive terrace serves as a discouraging factor to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

Garden Fountains As Water Features

A water feature is one which is a big element through which water runs. There is a wide array of such features ranging something as simple as a suspended wall fountain or as complex as a courtyard tiered fountain. These products are so versatile that they can be placed outdoors or indoors. Ponds and pools are also included in the classification of a water feature.Garden Fountains Water Features 04735352843864056.jpg

Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living spaces such as yards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment balconies, or office buildings. There is nothing better to comfort you while also stimulating your senses of sight and hearing than the gratifying sounds of gently trickling water in your fountain. Their aesthetically pleasing shape beautifies the interior design of any living space. Gently moving water not only results in a feeling of peace, it also masks bothersome noises and produces a captivating water show.

Short Outline of Herb Gardens

Countless gardeners are drawn to natural herbs because they can use them in so many distinctive foods.Short Outline Herb Gardens 8369853653.jpg These plants are easy to grow and have the appeal of instant gratification, as they can be used in soups, marinades, and other recipes. An herb garden is easy to maintain with minimum daily care, and planter gardens and potted herbs can be easily moved inside once autumn frosts begin, making it possible to maintain an herb garden all year long. Since perennial herbs don't die easily or need replanting every end of the year, they are a practical (and fun) addition to your garden. Over and above this, you really should consider your personal taste requirements when selecting herbs to flavor dinners. Basil, oregano, and thyme are great herbs to plant if you really enjoy cooking and eating Italian food. If you prefer Latin themed food, you may choose to plant cilantro instead. You must determine where your herb garden will be grown in order to figure out which herbs will grow best. If you live in a gentle climate it may be much better to plant right into the ground due to the warmer winter seasons and cool summer seasons. This makes your yard look striking without the problem of making or buying planters. Are you worried that your location has bad climate that might cause your plants to die or become dormant? Try out planters as with their flexibility and usefulness allows you to move the herbs indoors at any time.

Gian Bernini's Water Fountains

There are countless renowned water features in the city center of Rome. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the best sculptors and artists of the 17th century designed, conceived and produced virtually all of them. Traces of his life's efforts are obvious throughout the roads of Rome simply because, in addition to his capabilities as a water feature builder, he was also a city architect. To completely reveal their artwork, mainly in the form of community water fountains and water fountains, Bernini's father, a celebrated Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they ultimately moved in Rome. An diligent worker, the young Bernini earned praise and patronage of many popes and important artists. He was originally recognized for his sculpture. An authority in ancient Greek engineering, he used this knowledge as a foundation and melded it seamlessly with Roman marble, most remarkably in the Vatican.Gian Bernini's Water Fountains 730117824723884486.jpg Although many artists had an influence on his work, Michelangelo had the most profound effect.