Garden articles

Decorative Gardens and Garden Fountains of the Cistercians

Title: Decorative Gardens and Garden Fountains of the Cistercians Word Count: 451 Summary: 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 flowing water from large fountains and dramatic statuary, stood in contrast to those gardens as conspicuously bare of decoration as those of the Benedictines.…

Crocuses

Title: Crocuses Word Count: 473 Summary: A crocus is a well loved perennial flower that grows that grows to be 3 to 6 inches tall with yellow, purple, lavender and white cup shaped blooms. A member of the iris family, the crocus is a hardy plant that commonly blooms in the spring, with the exception of a few species of crocus that bloom in the fall.…
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