April 6, 2007, Newsletter Issue #7: Submersing Wood Water Fountains

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Submersing wood water fountains is one way to take a rustic water feature and have it compliment the landscape, rather than become a central piece among the landscape. In order to create these subtle wood water fountains, you can start with a half barrel.

What you’ll need:
Half barrelPool linerWood preservativeAquatic planterAquatic potting mixPantyhoseBricks
What you’ll need to do:
Provide a waterproof seal for the half barrel with the pool liner.Paint the outside of the barrel with a wood preservative to prolong its lifespan.Dig a hole allowing the barrel to protrude 4” above ground level.Put a water lily into an aquatic planter with the potting mix and use it as a centerpiece.Create small bags out of pantyhose to house marginal plants such as Iris. Raise them to the desired water depth using bricks.Add Calypso outside of the barrel for a dash of color.

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