The Barrel As A Wood Water Fountain

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The Barrel As A Wood Water Fountain

One version of the wood water fountain that can help create a rustic look in your garden is the barrel. It's an attractive water fountain you can create with just a few simple materials. Here's how.

What you'll need:

  • Wood barrel
  • Pea Gravel
  • Bricks
  • Plant containers
  • Aquatic potting mix

What you'll need to do:
  • First raise the level within the barrel with a shelf, as few aquatic plants can survive in water over three feet deep.
  • Top off the base with gravel to create a level surface. The gravel also allows you to arrange the plants more easily while giving your wood water fountain an attractive appearance.
  • Marginal plants, like parrot feather and hornwort, can populate the edge. Put them in aquatic potting mix into baskets raised on bricks.
  • A water lily can grow in a container filled with potting mix in the deeper part of the barrel.
  • Fill the barrel with water to just a few inches from the top edge.

   

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