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There’s nothing new about a gazing ball. In fact, they’ve been used as garden accents since the 13th century.

Gazing balls were originally created in Venice Italy where they were hand blown glass balls with a variety of colors. Venice is actually quite famous for it’s glass and has been for hundreds of years. Gazing balls originated in 13th century in Venice where they were hand-blown by skilled Italian craftsmen.

Actually though Venetian glass is made on the island of Murano. Back in 1291 there were great concerns about the city catching on fire and this drove the city officials to ban glass making in the city of venice. So all the glass makers were forced to move to Murano.

Ultimately though the techniques that were used to create Venetian glass were learned by others and spread throughout many other European cities. They, for the most part, learned to manufacture high quality and delicate glass and glassware that made Venice as famous for glass as it is today.

Gazing balls spread throughout europe and it’s told that Kind Ludwig The Second Of Bavaria had them placed on his Herrenchiemsee palace lawns. Once they were admired by others they were a common item that adorned many of the European gardens. In particular, gazing balls are associated with the English Victorian era.

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Kenroy Home Indoor Waterfall

Recently I was shopping for an indoor waterfall. I stumbled on this one that I like.

The soothing sound of an indoor waterfall in a room is very relaxing to listen too. They don’t take a lot of maintenance other than filling it with water. Unfortunately, I’m thinking my dogs will like it too. I can see this one coming. Why use the water bowl when there’s a nice fountain over here with fresh water. I’ll have to keep an eye on them if I get one.

Anyway, Kenroy is a very reputable brand and I like the style and look of this one. Now to convince my wife that we need this.

Ultimately though, it’s just a matter of where you can get the best deal. I thought I’d share with you what I’ve found out there.

Kenroy Home 50285SL Kenroy Home Waterwall Indoor Table/Wall Fountain Natural Slate Best Prices
Kenroy Home Waterwall indoor table/wall fountain comes in a natural slate finish. The natural wonders of slate are showcased in these artfully crafted fountains. The beauty of moving water over slate will transform any space into a retreat.

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Garden Gnome Liberation

How can we help liberate the beleaguered Garden Gnome?

We all need a little Garden Gnome humor now and then, don’t we. Here’s a funny little video I found about liberating the Garden Gnomes. Poor little guys work so hard and are laughed and forced to live in miserable conditions. I’m not sure whether anyone has set up any activist group to help free [...]

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Garden Accents Help Page: How You Know You’re Addicted To Gardening?

At My Garden Accents we find that every so often we all need a little humor…. or is it humoring? I’m not quite sure on that one but, just in case you’ve asked yourself whether you’re addicted to gardening, this will help you find out. Gardening At My Garden Accents we’re dedicated to providing you [...]

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AeroGrow Showing Off Their Indoor Herb Garden At EQUITIES Conference

Aeroponic indoor herb garden from NASA

Image via Wikipedia If you’re not familiar with indoor herb gardens that are grown using aeroponics, this little clip is a nice introduction on how an Aerogrow garden works. As I said before, it’s simple to set up and no messing with dirt. Jessie Ackerman of HotChicksStockPicks.com interviewed VP of Investor Relations, John Thompson about [...]

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Most Popular Aerogrow Auctions

An Aerogrow indoor herb garden is a must for the winter months.

That’s correct. eBay has Aerogrow indoor herb garden items in their auctions. Unless you’ve checked it out, eBay is not just some website that people are selling off things they want to get rid of. There’s nothing wrong with that and there are some great deals to be had. But, in addition to their auctions, [...]

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Aeroponic Garden Photos Of Indoor Herb Garden

Aerogrow products make indoor herb gardening easy.

Image via Wikipedia In case you’re wondering, here’s a few shots someone took of their aeroponic indoor herb garden. If a few other posts I talked about the advantages of having an aeroponic indoor herb garden. With the way winter is going right now, it’s getting to sound like even a better idea. Why not [...]

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A Great Garden Story For You

This just made me think about how you express yourself when creating garden accents. It really is a cute little story. It’s a quick read. Hope you like it. The Garden An indoor water fountain is a great way to reclaim the peace and harmony in your life. Water fountains also make great garden accents. [...]

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The Best Indoor Herb Garden Available

Although this is not really considered one of your garden accents, it most definitely is a kitchen essential. Plain and simple, I love to cook. One of the biggest problems though is having fresh herbs available, especially in the winter. Sure, you can go to the grocery and pick up little boxes of fresh herbs but [...]

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Frugal And Unique Ideas For Garden Accents

When you’ve determined to add garden accents, decide on things that echo your style, persona and tastes. Your first contemplation should be to decorate your gardens for your own enjoyment and satisfaction. The fundamentals are always good to commence with. This includes edging, mulch and ornaments. Inserting garden accents to your garden area does not [...]

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