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13 Lovely Water Feature Projects

Posted By Tipnut On March 18, 2011 @ 9:02 am In DIY Projects,Green Thumb Projects,Outdoors | 1 Comment

If you don’t have the space or the time to devote to a garden pond, consider a small water fountain or container garden, they’re easier to maintain and just as lovely. Here is a selection of free tutorials and projects that I’ve handpicked from around the ‘net, most are very simple to put together and some even include plant ideas and recipes to try. A few of these projects have been previously featured on Tipnut and moved here for one handy project sheet, enjoy!

gardengatemagazine.com

gardengatemagazine.com

Build A Fountain/Container [1]: A simple design that incorporates a glazed ceramic pot that you place at an angle so you hear the sound of flowing water.

With Stacked Rocks [2]: Fountain-ize most any leftover garden ornament or drill holes in a stack of rocks you found on-site, turning it into an enduring monument to tranquility.

thisoldhouse.com

thisoldhouse.com

midwestliving.com

midwestliving.com

Bowl or 1/2 Barrel [3]: Choose a container that’s at least 6 inches deep, with a dark interior and no drainage hole, or a half barrel with a plastic liner. A glazed terra-cotta pot can also be used.

Bubbling Urn [4]: Materials needed include a water feature urn, large terracotta pan, pond pump, plastic-coated grille, pond liner, cobbles, hose and bricks.

gardenersworld.com

gardenersworld.com

finegardening.com

finegardening.com

Mini-Pond [5]: Small-container water gardens are actually a collection of submerged potted plants, so redesigning a planting is as simple as moving the pots around.

Pyramidal Pots [6]: Super easy to make! Stacked pots filled with a pump and filled to the brim produce sounds reminiscent of lapping waves.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

mishmoshdesign.blogspot.com

mishmoshdesign.blogspot.com

Whiskey Barrel [7]: Made with a whiskey or wine barrel, pond liner, a pump, pond tubing, cedar board & an antique hand pump (or other decorative feature).

Soothing [8]: Made with two glazed pots (a shallow bowl nests snugly inside the larger pot), a bucket, and a small recirculating pump.

sunset.com

sunset.com

bhg.com

bhg.com

Terra-Cotta [9]: Constructed with a strawberry jar, azalea pot, and terra-cotta bowl, this fountain is ideal for a deck or patio. It will beckon you to relax by its soothing bubbling water.

Homemade Patio Fountain [10]: Made with river rocks, a large garden pot, hardware cloth and a fountain kit.

frillydetails.com

frillydetails.com

lowescreativeideas.com

lowescreativeideas.com

Unique Project [11]: Wow, is this nice! Made with a sheet of decorative aluminum, some boards and common plumbing parts.

How To Make A Stock Tank Pond [12]: Step-by-step instructions from digging out the location and filling it with plants and water.

penick.net

penick.net

canadiangardening.com

canadiangardening.com

Mini Water Garden Oasis [13]: Three quick project ideas, one uses a washtub, the other idea is a grassy fountain and the last is a sand wedge made with two metal containers.

Also see this Container Water Garden Recipe from hgtv.com [14] and tips to Grow A Pond In A Pot [15].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Build A Fountain/Container: http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/46ezwaterfeature/

[2] With Stacked Rocks: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20050351,00.html

[3] Bowl or 1/2 Barrel: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/container/container-water-garden/

[4] Bubbling Urn: http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-make-a-bubbling-urn-water-feature/363.html

[5] Mini-Pond: http://www.finegardening.com/design/articles/make-big-splash-with-tiny-water-garden.aspx

[6] Pyramidal Pots: http://www.marthastewart.com/269918/pyramidal-pots-water-fountain

[7] Whiskey Barrel: http://mishmoshdesign.blogspot.com/2010/04/tutorial-time-building-fountain.html

[8] Soothing: http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/how-to-make-soothing-fountain-00400000046264/

[9] Terra-Cotta: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/water-gardens/terra-cotta-fountain/

[10] Homemade Patio Fountain: http://www.frillydetails.com/2011/05/my-homemade-patio-fountain.html

[11] Unique Project: http://lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Water_Feature.aspx

[12] How To Make A Stock Tank Pond: http://www.penick.net/digging/?p=3376

[13] Mini Water Garden Oasis: http://www.canadiangardening.com/gardens/water-gardening/build-a-mini-water-garden-oasis/a/1528

[14] from hgtv.com: http://www.hgtv.com/gardening/how-to-make-a-container-water-garden/index.html

[15] Grow A Pond In A Pot: http://www.canadiangardening.com/gardens/water-gardening/grow-a-pond-in-a-pot/a/1625

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