Outdoor Water Features: A Beautiful Way to Honor Someone Special

To celebrate the memory of someone who has died, consider creating a garden fountain. Traditions that were once in use are often ignored these days. Memorializing loved ones who have passed is still the standard, however. Personal things from the dead person’s life often play a significant part in a memorial. There are numerous ways to remember someone passed and many people choose a backyard garden fountain to this end. 6806_0902__05749.jpg Adding personal items such as photographs or a nameplate, planting a tree, or holding annual remembrance ceremonies at the fountain will make the garden fountain more unique to your loved one.

Memorializing those who have passed away is simple with a garden fountain. The tricking of water through the fountain symbolizes the luck and affluence of your loved one and can also make part of the honoring of their life. Whatever sort of garden fountain you select as a memorial, make sure it is durable, high quality, and able to withstand any type of weather. When you get your garden fountain up and running, you will want to be certain it is going to hold up for many years.

Where are the World’s Most Impressive Water Features?

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the highest continually-functioning fountain in the world. Reaching incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water shooting 202 meters (663 feet).

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. It rockets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

Next is the fountain found in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of pushing water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, completed in 1970, launching water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Chatsworth Gardens: The "Revelation" Fountain

The popular British sculptor Angela Conner designed the Chatsworth decorative outdoor water feature called “Revelation.” In 2004/5 she was commissioned by the late 11th Duke of Devonshire to produce a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth, in brass and steel, for the Queen’s 80th birthday. “Revelation” was placed in 1999 in Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s oldest ponds. Taking on the form of four big flower petals that open and close with the circulation of water, the metal fountain alternately hides and displays a golden globe at the heart of the sculpture. The sculpture’s dimensions are five meters in height by five meters in width and incorporates a metallic globe coated with gold dust. The flower petals move based on the movement of water, making this installation an intriguing addition to the Gardens of Chatsworth.

Tips for Designing a Comforting Indoor or Outdoor Retreat

Including a feng shui fountain in your living space is certain to add to creating an atmosphere of harmony and serenity. Adding a garden or home waterfall is a simple way to make this happen. The perfect complement to your decor is this type of element. Be sure to position your outdoor fountain so that it is able to be seen from inside in order to get the most out of it.

Make sure to include some pretty flowers and plants, as they enhance any water fountain. The best idea is to add some plants which stay lovely no matter what the weather is outside. In addition, think about including other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or interesting stones.

The Best Way to Introduce the Positive Aspects of Feng Shui to Your Backyard

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will introduce its beneficial energy into your home as well.

When adding feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small space is adequate. If you have a lush, charming one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design.

Whether you are introducing feng shui design to your home or garden, the approaches are the same. As the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your house’s bagua, you will need to start off by understanding the bagua of the house.

It is also crucial to know the five elements in the theory of feng shui and how best to use each one to optimize its energy.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be integrated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that section connects to self-cultivation and personal improvement energy. A Zen garden with some pretty natural rocks is ideal for that spot, as the rocks epitomize the Earth element.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas ideal for a water feature.


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