Stone fountains combine two elements that nicely complement the plants in a landscape: stone and water. In my tutorial on stone fountains I show you, with pictures, how easy it is to set up a stone fountain. The main challenge, unless you're the Hulk, will be moving the stone around, because of it's heavy.
Touch a piece of stone and you immediately sense the feeling of permanence it could bring to a landscape. Incorporate that stone into the landscape as a focal point, and you've exploited its potential visually, as well. Then with the cascading water, you've got the element of sound (something plants seldom give you). The percolating sounds emanating from a fountain will relax you at the end of a long day.
You can complete this little "paradise for the senses" in your own backyard by growing fragrant flowers and including a few edible plants in your landscaping. To that end, Vanessa Richins, About's Guide to Trees and Shrubs, presents some ideas for growing fruits and nuts.
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