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Water Features...

Cool clear water. Sounds refreshing on a hot summer day doesn't it? Pools and water sources in gardens are an age old tradition. Back in the days of Cloisters, Monasteries and walled gardens a water source in the center of the Herb/Vegetable and Medicinal garden was the style of the day. Towns had water cisterns for drinking, bathing and washing. Public water sources and features gave way to private oasis' in peoples home gardens. Flash to water features today. Most gardens have at least a birdbath. Water in the garden even a small still birdbath can bring a moment of grace and contemplation and the birdies get to enjoy it in their own joyous fashion. Fountains are the next feature that no g

Blue Ceilings, a Little Closer to Heaven? Maybe....

Blue ceilings have quite a history. If you are from the South in the Low Country, you would call the color blue painted on a porch ceiling "Haint Blue" because it is said to ward off evil spirits and keep hags away. In other parts of the South folks believe that typical shades of Porch Blue actually keep bugs away. I spent a few hours researching both of these claims and I can report that both are in the "Romantic Old Wives Tale" genre. However I also know that folks paint their ceilings blue to bring in nature, emulate the sky or to create a heavenly or celestial mood when the look towards the heavens in their homes. I myself find it calming and soothing to look up and gaze upon Blue. No ma

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