Saturday, May 26, 2012

Easy Fountain on the Deck Redux

Yikes...I just realized that it has been a whole week since I posted!
I haven't forgotten you, but this time at school gets soooo busy that it has to take priority.

We are off to the Farmer's Market this morning to buy a few plants....tee hee....!
But seriously I have a BIG problem....
Look....


Remember when I just stuck some perennials in the pots so they didn't look "naked"?
Well...now they look "all dressed up" and they really don't need any thing else...

And even worse....
Here is the planter that is supposed to have the Good Will Fountain on it....how can I possibly rip it apart?  But the planter is perfect and when it looks so great right there....oh dear...oh dear....
Okay....looking at the pictures...there really is no other choice...the fountain wins!
And I will buy begonias at the Farmer's Market this morning.

Here is a recap of the "Fountain from a GoodWill Find" post from last summer.

Take one GoodWill Find:  Tarnished copper table top fountain. $6.99

Spend 2 hours scrubbing the yucky mineral deposits off of the fountain.
Spend another 20 minutes arranging the elements in the pot.
Use 10 seconds to plug it in.
Waste 2 hours totally sitting on the deck listening to the splashing water.

This was so simple!
Try it!

I love the idea of a water features.
The Sweetwater Daughter has an amazing waterless pool and fountain.
  My brother and sister-in-law build water features and have an amazing pond and waterfall at Willow Ridge Gardens.


Several of our friends have beautiful fountains in their yards that make me soooo jealous!




Mr. S. says, "We don't need a fountain.  The pond in the backyard is the water feature!"

Maybe so, but I still wanted a fountain!
"Pout Pout "
I have found all kinds of plans for building fountains in planters.  In all honesty, when I look at the plans they give me a headache!  The plans involve way too much work, supplies and time to do.

Now using the little copper fountain I found at Goodwill, some Bar Keeper's Friend, a planter I already had and some plants.... I have my fountain!

So keep your eyes open the next time you are out at a garage sale or GoodWill....or maybe you have a little fountain tucked away in your closet.

I found these at Amazon if you are too impatient to wait till you find a "deal". 


So now we are off to the Market....hope I can keep Mr. S. away from the peony plants....we already have ENOUGH!!!

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