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All Articles Written By: Elizabeth Jean

1.   Use of Garden Ponds by Elizabeth Jean
    Garden ponds can improve on that experience by adding a new dimension to any outdoor space - from bath tub-sized to a small lake, the benefits of a garden pond are potentially available to anyone with a little outdoor space.
    Distributed: 2007-04-10 11:12:00 | Word Count: 932 | Page Views: 4249 | Votes: 10 | Rating: 1.60
2.   Use of Bird Baths in the Garden - Why Install a Bird Bath? by Elizabeth Jean
    Many people enjoy the sight and sound of birds in the garden - the color, movement, and song they provide adds life to a garden and can be very restful, evoking a peaceful, rural atmosphere.
    Distributed: 2007-04-09 11:12:00 | Word Count: 964 | Page Views: 4836 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 1.57
3.   The Types of Fountains Found in Florence, Italy by Elizabeth Jean
    There were two broad classes of Tuscan water fountains known in the 1500's: the freestanding or "isolated" type, designed for the center of a piazza, court, or garden; and the "engaged" or wall fountain, placed against a wall at the end of a square or courtyard.
    Distributed: 2007-04-09 11:00:00 | Word Count: 833 | Page Views: 9823 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 2.05
4.   The Public Fountains of Italy by Elizabeth Jean
    To really understand the significance of public fountains to Italians, you have to look back to ancient Roman times. The Romans were great engineers and artisans, and the network of eleven aqueducts they created to supply the people of Rome and other major cities with water was probably unparalleled anywhere in the world at that time.
    Distributed: 2007-04-06 11:12:00 | Word Count: 869 | Page Views: 6132 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 1.20
5.   The Fountains of Kansas City by Elizabeth Jean
    Kansas City is thought to have more fountains than any city in the world except Rome, arguably the birthplace of the city fountain. At the last count, it was thought that there were over two hundred public fountains in Kansas City, with many more private fountains.
    Distributed: 2007-04-06 11:00:00 | Word Count: 929 | Page Views: 5563 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.79
6.   The Fountains of Chatsworth House, England by Elizabeth Jean
    Chatsworth House is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the center of England. The house is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and the 1000 acre estate includes a working farm and more than 100 acres of landscaped gardens.
    Distributed: 2007-04-05 11:12:00 | Word Count: 839 | Page Views: 6572 | Votes: 10 | Rating: 2.60
7.   The Basics of Water Fountains by Elizabeth Jean
    A fountain is a man-made installation, in which water issues from a source before falling or cascading into a basin, bowl or receptacle of some kind.
    Distributed: 2007-04-05 11:00:00 | Word Count: 893 | Page Views: 5909 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.53
8.   Florentine Water Features by Elizabeth Jean
    In 15th Century Florence, well-heads that bubbled water, lavabos (wash basins), and holy water basins far outnumbered true water fountains in the city. There were some good reasons for this.
    Distributed: 2007-04-03 10:48:00 | Word Count: 689 | Page Views: 4871 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.56
9.   Florentine Fountains: Sculpture, Not Water by Elizabeth Jean
    While Roman fountains seem designed primarily for the display of water, the Florentine fountains exist for the display of sculpture. Cer­tainly their outstanding characteristic in the Cinquecento is the tendency of the figure sculpture to dominate the structural portions of basins and shaft...
    Distributed: 2007-04-03 10:36:00 | Word Count: 632 | Page Views: 4719 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.29
10.   Father of Fountain Design: Gian Bernini by Elizabeth Jean
    For centuries, visitors to Rome have admired the architecture and art of this great European city. Its famous outdoor water fountains, piazzas, churches and cathedrals draw many thousands of visitors each year, as do its countless art galleries. No less an attraction is Vatican City, in the heart of Rome, and its principal building, the Basilica of St. Peter.
    Distributed: 2007-04-02 10:12:00 | Word Count: 876 | Page Views: 11273 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 2.19
11.   Famous Waterfalls of the World by Elizabeth Jean
    About 70% of the Earth's surface is permanently covered in water. Water shapes our coastlines and carves channels through countries and landscapes. Inevitably, water sometimes runs across a sudden drop in the level of the land, and a waterfall is born.
    Distributed: 2007-04-02 10:00:00 | Word Count: 939 | Page Views: 19000 | Votes: 53 | Rating: 1.85
12.   Donatello's Fountain by Elizabeth Jean
    Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, universally known as "Donatello", was born in Florence around 1385 and was laid to rest there in 1465. The powerful nature of his art made him the greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance.
    Distributed: 2007-03-30 11:48:00 | Word Count: 679 | Page Views: 4442 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 2.15
13.   The'Cylix' Type Fountain in Florence by Elizabeth Jean
    One form of small freestanding fountain is the "cylix" type, so named because the footed, bowl-shaped basin which forms its nucleus re­sembles both in shape and in proportions the classical cylix or drinking cup. Only two basins of this type in the style of the Florentine Quattrocento have been preserved:
    Distributed: 2007-03-30 11:35:00 | Word Count: 646 | Page Views: 4584 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.47
14.   Simplicity with Fountains in Garden Design by Elizabeth Jean
    Simplicity has always been the basis of good design, and adding a garden fountain is no exception. Also, good garden design is nearly as easy as it is simple! It's when you complicate things that you create issues.
    Distributed: 2007-03-30 11:33:00 | Word Count: 727 | Page Views: 5430 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 1.86
15.   Container Gardening Basics by Elizabeth Jean
    Ever since the 1950s, it has been increasingly popular to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers on a small scale in large pots - containers! A container garden is simply a garden planted in containers, whether small or large, indoors or outdoors. You might have a porch, patio, balcony, stair case, windowsills or roof top that you would like to bring some life and color to - all of these are ideal opportunities for a container garden.
    Distributed: 2007-03-30 11:12:00 | Word Count: 1024 | Page Views: 4694 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 1.92

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