The sound of water bubbling over pebbles in a fountain creates a special atmosphere in the garden. You could say that no garden is complete without its own water feature. If you are in a hurry you will find many that can be purchased from a garden center, but the examples in this list of eleven are all homemade. So if you want the satisfaction of creating your own water fountain read this article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website.
There?s nothing quite like sitting outside on your patio and hearing the soft trickle of water down a surface and into a reservoir below. Water features, including ponds, waterfalls, and especially fountains, are a great way to add a luxurious atmosphere to your patio or garden.
They not only provide a great visual accent piece to any garden, they also provide you with ambient noise that helps block out some of the sound of neighbors or cars driving by.
Of course, large pre-built fountains or having one custom made can get very, very pricey quickly. So why not build your own? You?ll find that it?s a project worth undertaking?you?ll get a great sense of satisfaction from finishing this project and sitting down beside it on a summer?s day.
If you live in a colder area, we recommend picking a project that will be easy to disassemble and take indoors during the colder months. It wouldn?t do to have your water pump freeze and destroy all of your hard work!
We?ve assembled a wide variety of fantastic projects and products you won?t want to miss. So let?s get inspired!
1. Tiered Tabletop Fountain
This small fountain is perfect to go on your tabletop and features a variety of differently sized planters to create the display. At the top is another planter with trailing vines, adding a bold green to the orange of the terra cotta. Stones are scattered throughout the display for the water to splash against, making the ambient sounds we love.
2. Urn and Stone Fountain
An enormous urn is a great base for a water fountain, since it adds a lot of height from the start. From there, smaller urns are stacked inside the rock-filled base. Instead of water trickling down the stones, a large center fountain rains water down all the way around the urn, which is constantly recycled.
3. Bold Blue Stacked Fountain
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This colorful, shiny fountain looks just as perfect nestled in a garden plot as it does on a patio. The three tiers are topped by a center fountain. The water runs down the top two tiers back into the bottom reservoir, where it is recycled upwards to the fountain again.
See more at the Garden Lovers Club