Friday, April 9, 2010

Water Features

I love water features and hope to one day add one to the garden for the birds and for personal enjoyment. The sound of water in the garden is so relaxing and it would help to drown out some of the noise from the common area and playground that is next to our property.

Here is a collection of photos that I've taken the last several years at the Indy Flower and Patio Show:















Which is your favorite?

22 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am most fond of the naturalistic looking fountains and falls. Of course if I was to win one or someone wanted to put one in for me I would take whatever I got. They are all beautiful.

Cameron said...

We have a waterfall and 60 foot stream that circulates through it. We wanted a view out of our garden room and the waterfall does that.

As for favorites, it's really about suiting the setting and the style, rather than picking one that I like best.

I've used a wall fountain before (slate and copper) and I've made a fountain out of a glazed pot (very easy to do) that I've used at previous homes.

Benjamin Vogt said...

All of them!!!!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

With all those choices it would be difficult to chose just one.We have a small pond and waterfall and it certainly is bird magnet.
Blessings,Ruth

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I like the first one in the second mosaic. There is just something so peaceful and serene about those stone, zen waterfalls.

Heather Bell said...

The blue pot at the top of the page is my favorite. Love the subtle waterflow.

A Garden of Threads said...

Love everyone of them. Water in the garden is a bird magnet. Have a great weekend:)

Sherri said...

I love the water feasture in the bottom group, the one with all the little birds!

I love water features and I have a few in my courtyard garden.

debsgarden said...

I love water features, too, and the closest thing I have is a bird bath. I would love to have a fountain or a pond (or both!) some day. You presented some beautiful ones. I hope we both get the water feature of our dreams!

Rukhpar Mor said...

I wish I had enough space in our little patio for this feature=(

Rose said...

These are all so beautiful! I can just imagine how relaxing it would be to sit by one of these and hear the soothing sound of rushing water. I'm like you, Robin--I would love to add a water feature to my garden one of these days. Just a simple one like one of the pots in the first few photos would be enough for me.

As usual, I seem to be playing catch-up with blog reading...congratulations on your success with your diet! I'm getting motivated now because my daughter is getting married next year, but I still haven't reached the point of giving up chocolate cold turkey:)

Sheila said...

I absolutely loved McNamara's display last year with the concrete "crocks" & the birds. I found one like them when I got home...but could never make myself pay over $400. for one!!! Beautiful photos...

Jayne said...

I would have a hard time choosing! There are some lovely ones among your photos.

marmee said...

who could pick just one...i love them all. having a water feature is just a must in the garden. the sound,the ambience, and the birds love them.
happy springtime.

gittan said...

I love them all!

Tennis Girl said...

Hi Robin,
This is Robin! First time to your blog. Hopped over here from Cozy Little House and Brenda.
I see you are from central Indiana. We are central Illinois, close to the Indiana border. Nice to meet you and please stop over and visit.
Robin

Cozy Little House said...

I don't think I've ever met a garden water feature I didn't like! But I love most here the pond and the fountain with the birds gathering round it. I love my new waterfall. To sit on the pavilion and watch the birds and listen to it, pure heaven!
Brenda

Diana said...

I love the sound of water outside, too. And it's so nice to have fresh, moving water for the birds, too. They love to land and take a drink on the pineapple on top of my fountain where it bubbles up. Hope you get get your dream water feature.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love water features in a yard. Lucky for us our jacuzzi has a waterfall into our pool. Plus we have a lion fountain in the back as well. And I did find a 2 tier water fountain for our front yard at the local rehab store for $25.00. Hubby had to do some fixing, but now it's as good as new. I love it. The sound of water is just so soothing. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

ledgeandgardens said...

Who could pick without seeing your garden? So many choices.

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Water features are a wonderful addition to a garden or patio. I don't have anything spectacular as shown but none the less I have sound and the birds love them. I have one solar fountain and one that runs off electricity. I have a total of 4 birdbaths all different depths for all size birds. I know you will enjoy the sound. Its a great way to de-stress.

Gloria said...

Hi I am from Oregon and we are just now starting to have spring flowers...I really enjoy your blog.Its always nice to hear about the treasures you found for your yard and see your beautiful pictures. Thanks for the inspiration. Gloria