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Orchards In English Pleasure Gardens

The orchard in the Middle Ages was practically indistinguishable from the garden or pleasure garden. The orchard in those days contained, besides a variety of fruit trees, herbs for medicinal and culi........ Read More

Flowers In Purgatory: Gardens In Unlikely Places

It's not surprising that Tony Perez enjoys his time in the garden. “It’s wonderful … to watch it grow from nothing to something ... ,” said Perez. “It allows you to get your mind thinking a........ Read More

Plants In English Tudor Gardens

The intermingling of ornamental with useful plants continued to be common in Tudor gardens. As an innovation, Andrew Borde recommended that there be two divisions separated by a broad-hedged alley. On........ Read More

Tips For Home Hydroponics Gardens

The requirements for plants are the same whether you are growing a garden traditionally or with a hydroponics method. In hydroponics, the nutrients the plant would get from the soil are replace........ Read More

Homes And Pleasure Gardens Of England

Under Edward I the mediaeval prosperity of the English may be said to have culminated. It declined under the weak or warlike reigns of his successors, until during the Wars of the Roses much that civi........ Read More

The Basics Of Designing Gardens

Just like the Nike ad says "Just Do It," this is exactly the perspective one needs in getting good at garden designs. You can always move plants around your gardens and as your ideas and taste cha........ Read More

Gardens During The Crusades

The Crusades had a marked effect in developing the gardens of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In the peaceful intervals of their stay in the Holy Land, Crusaders were often kindly received by th........ Read More

Arbors In English Tudor Gardens

Every Tudor garden contained one or more arbors. One type had a square-topped roof, while the other type was arched. Both were constructed of willows or osiers. Fragrant rosemary, jasmine, and roses o........ Read More

Herb And Vegetable Gardens Are Lanscapes Too!

Most people think of landscaping as rocks carefully placed, manicured lawns, and large trees scattered about a property. However, a garden can make a very attractive addition to any landscape. Whether........ Read More

Gardens At The Time Of The Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon ways of living were greatly altered by the advent of the Normans in the latter half of the eleventh century. In architecture, as well as horticulture, the Normans excelled the Anglo-Sa........ Read More

Estheticly Pleasing Water Gardens And Pools

Water gardens or garden pools have become a popular part of landscape architecture in the United States. Water gardens are visually soothing and seem to connect people to the natural aquatic world. Th........ Read More

English Pleasure Gardens

Above all, the pleasure garden was intended for the diversion of the chatelaine. As early as 1250 we learn from a contemporary record that Henry III, to gratify Eleanor of Provence, ordered his bailif........ Read More

Gardens

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, g........ Read More

Decorative Gardens And Garden Fountains Of The Cistercians

The Cistercians, following in the footsteps of the Benedictines, did much to further the progress of horticulture and decorative gardens on the continent and in England. Their monasteries, lush with f........ Read More

English Tudor Gardens

The Tudor garden was a homely enclosure, like the living room in a simple house containing few, but good-sized, apartments. Sometimes one large enclosure answered many purposes. First of all, it conta........ Read More


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