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“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.”

― Clare Ansberry

Gardens are often used as a retreat from the world, a relaxing hobby, a way to influence a small part of the world through your careful handiwork, a way to give back to the environment and improve your health...there are so many great reasons to garden that it’s hard to narrow them down.

We have a huge variety of gardens in the world too, with succulents and modern styles among the Nook favorites. Where did this part of our homes come from? Why do we have such a dreamy view of garden spaces? Let’s dig into the history of the garden to find out:

  • Early Egyptian gardens brought shade and cool areas to their climate, often enclosed

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As we delve further into Cinco de Mayo to gain a better understanding - remember, it isn’t their St Patrick’s Day, nor is it Mexico’s Independence Day - it’s interesting to look at Mexican architecture, and how it’s been affected by outside forces through the years. If The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 had gone another way, we may have found more French influence in their architectural history.

  • If you look closely at the main cities in Mexico, you can understand their history through the Spanish Colonial derivatives. Seriously. Try it.

  • The Mayans’ taste in architecture brought many wondrous shapes and structures into the world around 100 AD, namely: Teotihuacan (the "Place of the Gods"), where the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the Pyramid

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