Garden Decor: Sundials

Sundials have been around for more than three thousand years. Their history dates back to the ancient Egypt. Shaped like a letter L, a comparison of the length of the shadow of the two lines of the L indicated the time of the day. The Romans took this ancient design and modified it into the sundial we know today.

Sundials were marked with hours and minutes. There were those that marked dates, seasons, and tides. With the invention of clocks, sundials became obsolete. These days sundials are mostly found in gardens as a part of the gardening décor. Sundials work according to the rotation of the earth in relation to the sun. The shadow of the gnomon travels 15 degrees every hour; this allows the sundial to be marked, determining the hour of the day.

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Spring Garden Styles

It doesn’t matter what kind of spring garden style you have, whether it is smart and modern, stark and minimalist or wonderfully old-fashioned, there is always room for a strong display of spring plants. The secret is choosing the most suitable plants for your preferred style, and then finding the right position. Many gardeners find themselves moving plants two or three times before they are in the right position. Thereafter they should quickly flourish.


Gardens in formal style have strong, clearly defined, regular shapes, and the plants have clearly fixed positions. Geometrically regular, with lavish style and symmetry -that is how French gardens look like. Chaotic jungles they are not! When planting out bulbs like tulips, for example, aim for large, solid displays with equal spacing between each bulb. impressive order is the keynote.

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Old Time Gardens

Old Time Gardens – If you look at the typical suburban garden now a days you will probably find a large yard of green grass with a couple of planting beds spread out here and there, maybe a tree or two but still a lot of green grass. There is not the type of garden you would expect to have seen a hundred years ago.

A hundred years ago the yards were much different than today there was some lawn but because there were no gas powered mowers they were maintained by push reel mowers so the idea behind a large carpet of grass was not high on the wish list of most home owners.

 

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Successful Garden Design With Some Landscaping Tips

Successful Garden Design With Some Landscaping Tips – People blessed with a large garden area have the option to decorate and add a variety of unique features to it. Garden landscaping is the process of making the garden more attractive by adding trees, flowers, and other special features.

Here are some ideas for garden landscaping – with these landscaping tips and tricks, your garden is sure to be a place that is perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating.

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Garden Bridges

Garden bridges conveys out your imaginative styles. These accents give a more personalized touch in your garden enlightening your factual character and personality. Your garden has its own character as well in view of the fact that it also reflects your own personal taste and manner. Even the visual impression and all the choices and decisions you made in styling your garden are yours. Having a garden bridge in a backyard is an influence of peace and harmony. Tranquil locations are often used for meditation and rejuvenation. For that reason, an excellent way to stay connected in the privacy of your home while rejuvenating and meditating is to craft your own quiet place in your backyard. Garden bridges give serenity to the entire garden as well as it evokes peaceful feelings and clear dispositions.

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Choosing Container Plants

Choosing Container Plants – The most important thing to consider when growing any plant in a container is the direction of the sun. In the northern hemisphere, if a patio faces south, it is sheltered, and the general climate is hot enough, heat-loving plants can be grown. If it faces north then you should concentrate on those plants that will flourish in a degree of shade.

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