02.08.2022 | Gardendekoparadies
Stone lanterns from the garden decoparadise - the Japanese accent in your garden.
What could be better than enjoying the balmy late summer nights in your own garden? The greener and the richer the garden is in beautiful plants, the more pleasant the atmosphere. A great way to further beautify the garden is a so-called stone lantern. It provides atmospheric light and gives the garden a subtle Japanese touch. What it is and what lanterns you can find in the garden decoparadise, you will learn in the following article.
The history of the stone lantern
Originally, lanterns were placed at the entrance of temple complexes. Later they were used in traditional tea gardens to show the way to the tea house. The light was not too bright because, according to an old Japanese proverb, it should not compete with the moon. For this reason, the stone lanterns have retained their subdued light to this day and create a special atmosphere, especially at dusk.
What material are stone lanterns made of and what illuminant do they use?
Japanese stone lanterns are made of granite, lava stone or sandstone, among other materials. We at Gartendekoparadies use the mineral and stable material white concrete. The reason for this is that it makes the stone lantern frost-proof and weatherproof up to - 30 °C. All lanterns are 100% handmade and finally patinated.
In the past, the stone lanterns contained only candles and oil lamps. This is still common, but some of our Garden Decoparadise lanterns can be powered by LED lights or incandescent bulbs.
What shapes are there and where is the best place in the garden?
Most lanterns look like mini houses with beautiful squiggles and detailed, loving ornaments. There are snow lanterns, shaft lanterns, path lanterns, pagodas in various designs, small stone lanterns, lanterns in the form of small tea houses and special shapes. It is best to browse through our extensive range yourself and familiarize yourself with the various shapes.
In the garden, there are various places to place the lantern. The lanterns make themselves beautiful hidden by bushes or plants, where they are not immediately recognized and then surprise with their beautiful light at dusk. If there is a small pond, fountain or similar in the garden, the lantern is best placed there, as it is beautifully reflected in the water.
How to care for the stone lantern?
The lantern should be cleaned with a brush and lukewarm water. For algae, moss and plant debris, a root brush is helpful. Chemical cleaners are not used, as they attack the natural stone. The stone is preferably cleaned under sunlight, so that it dries faster and no lime residues remain.
When cleaning the stone, consider whether weathering such as moss might not actually contribute to the aesthetics; this sometimes gives the stone a special character.
If you need a suitable lighting for the garden, a Japanese stone lantern from our gardening dekoparadies could be the right choice. Not only will the garden be enriched with beautiful lighting, but it will also add a subtle Far Eastern touch.