Last year my husband and I made a really nice garden fountain using a beautiful ceramic flower pot. Well, over the winter we must not have protected it enough. When we uncovered the water fountain in the spring, it was broken in many pieces. I was so disappointed.
We gave it some thought and figured that another ceramic pottery fountain probably wasn’t a good idea. I really didn’t want to have to worry about dismantling the garden fountain every single winter. And I really didn’t want to have to buy a new ceramic pot for it every spring either.
After much thought, we came up with the idea of using a natural stone instead. My husband works for a concrete company so he already had the hammer drill to make the appropriate hole for the water. Finding the actual rock was easier said than done. We looked several places for just the right shape and size until we came across a green limestone rock that we loved.
It’s hard to see from the pictures, but the rock is a lovely dark shade of green. Once the fountain was put together, we were really pleased with the result. The water flows over the rock nicely and blends into the landscaping really well.
I’m looking forward to the surrounding plants growing in a bit more to soften the hard-scape of the rocks and pea gravel. All in all, we love our new water feature and wanted to share it with you.