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This small pottery fountain gurgles water into a small pool and spills over the side into two openings, where it falls into the reservoir below. The hollow urn echoes the falling sheets of water like the sound chamber on a musical instrumen. A miniature submersible pump recirculates the water. In winter, we bring the fountain in to the entry.
We have several pocket gardens within the larger landscape. This one is only a 100 square foot triangle, smaller than most rooms in a house. A larger water source would have overpowered the tiny space.
|We also have a natural fountain two or three days a year. Water bubbles up about three inches, from pressure built up elsewhere in the garden. Elevation gain from front to back (660 feet) is about six inches.|