Fountains, Water Bowls & Container Water Gardens
Fountainscapes are small decorative water features such as tabletop fountains, container water gardens, stand-alone fountains, bubbling urns, spitters, and fountains that incorporate an in-ground reservoir.
If you're interested in "testing the waters" of the water gardening hobby, a container water garden is a great place to start! They are generally used to add the sound of water to a deck or patio, but they also look great greeting visitors by the front door. But they don't just add beauty, they also give kids a fun way to learn about nature, and make a great starter "pond" for any young children interested in water.
No matter the container, Back to Nature Ponds can create the perfect water garden for your landscape, lifestyle and budget!
Fountains are easy to set up and maintain and offer a wide range of styles and finishes to fit everyone's taste and budget. From impressive brass to simple resin fountains, these features are made to "stand alone," meaning they don't need any counterparts to make them function. Once you find a fountain that fits your style and budget, all you need to do is find the perfect location for it. You can place it in the foyer of your home to greet guests, or set it outside on the back deck to enjoy. Tuck one near a garden path or by the front entrance of your home. You'll soon find you want more than just one fountain to grace your landscape. The sound of water draws visitors into your garden and provides a place for the eyes to rest while enjoying the outdoors.
A container water garden can be created using virtually any type of container ... as long as it has the ability to hold water. An old clawfoot tub, a galvanized bucket, your favorite terra cotta pot, an old whiskey barrel or even a canoe all make great containers for your new water garden!
A container water garden wouldn't be a garden without the plants. When planting a container water garden, the same principals apply as with a regular container garden. A balance of plants that are different shapes and sizes means you'll have a planter that is pleasing to the eye. Or, highlighting just one special plant, makes a striking garden and a much simpler approach.
Container Water Gardens
If you add fish to your container water garden, consider the water volume of the container. The water in smaller containers goes through extreme temperature changes, which has a negative effect on most fish. If your container holds more than 20 gallons of water you can add any type of goldfish. Since mosquitoes will lay eggs in stagnant water, you'll need a small pump fitted with a spitter or fountain head to create water movement and keep them away from your container water garden.
Maintenance is easy! To keep the pump operating properly and the plants submerged at the correct level, you'll need to occasionally add water to make up for evaporation. You can also opt to install an automatic water fill valve to replace any water as it evaporates. Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your new water garden!