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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.
Japanese Gardens Design Principles – In early Japanese gardens design principles included the idea that rocks already in situ should he respected for their own inner stillness, and that rocks, islands and ponds represented nature and should always he placed asymmetrically. Symmetrical elements represented humans.
The representation of a mountain is essential and refers to the Cosmic Mountain at the center of the universe. The Island of Immortality can he represented by an island or a rock. Rocks are arranged in groups of three. In old Japanese gardening books this is explained as representing three forces – horizontal, diagonal and vertical – which correspond to the structure of the universe – heaven, earth and mankind.
The Enthusiast’s Garden – This versatile garden incorporates several distinct areas to accommodate a gardening enthusiast’s varied interests. There is a water garden, a large area for fruit and vegetable cultivation, and raised beds for growing different types of rock plants.
All this is contained within an average-sized rectangular plot. This is the most common shape of garden encountered and one that many people find far from promising, as the overall shape and rigid boundaries seem dull; yet the shape has enormous potential.
Have Your Own Aquaponic Garden – The very best thing about aquaponic garden is that you will not have to take care of the plants, as the fish will offer them enough food to grow and develop properly. You will just have to care for your fish, which will also take less time as you will only need to monitor the water and feed them.
Aquaponics is a fresh manner of approaching farming. Unlike traditional agriculture where you needed plants to grow vegetables, with aquaponics you need fish and water as a way to get healthy food on your dining table every single day. Fundamentally, aquaponics relies in the interdependency between plants and fish: the fish generates bio-nutrients for the plants, as the plants clean the water, making a perfect environment for your fish to develop and develop. It is really a blend of aquaculture and hydroponics that has lots of advantages.