Water Features: Pets, Flying Friends and You

Anyone who has bird feeders knows that outdoor water fountains bring in wildlife. Birds need to have water to drink, bathe in, as well a place to groom, or preen. b-026__96292.jpg Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are normally enticed to the flowing water of fountains. Many flying creatures appreciate running water instead of still water, thus making such outdoor features much more appealing than bowl shaped birdbaths. Birds are greatly attracted to the trickling and splashing sounds produced.

Dogs are drawn to fountains mainly because they provide another source of water. Hot days drive dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water around. Consistently moving water is also going to require much less cleaning than a still bowl of water from a birdbath, which collects debris.

Enrich Your Workplace Environment with a Garden Water Feature

Your business surroundings can benefit with a garden fountain. An attractive feature such as this will make customers feel welcome to your office. Unlike home fountains, outdoor fountains installed in commercial settings should both welcome guests and leave a lasting impression on everyone who sees them.

Important to the expansion of any business, they are a way to entice new customers and make a positive first impression. Garden water fountains, attractive plants, and other elements, will contribute a bit of nature even in limited spaces. Even bigger, more eye-catching garden displays can be set up in business areas that have more open space available. That said, there are a lot that only have space for a small display with which to make an impressive and lasting statement.

The main idea here is that you need to bring in new customers and make a lasting impact. Your garden fountain will function much like a welcoming embrace to new clients thinking about working with your firm.

The Famous Revelation Garden Fountain at Chatsworth

Designed by well-known English sculptor Angela Conner, Revelation is the newest addition to the Chatsworth decorative garden fountains.

In celebration of the Queen’s 80th birthday, she was commissioned by the deceased 11th Duke of Devonshire to produce a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth made of brass and steel in 2004. One of Chatsworth’s earliest ponds, Jack Pond, had “Revelation” installed in it in 1999. The four big metallic petals close and open with the flow of water, alternately concealing and revealing a golden globe at the sculpture’s center. Standing five meters high and five meters wide, the globe was made from steel and then coated with gold dust. This newest water feature is an interesting and interesting extension to the Gardens of Chatsworth, because the motion of petals is entirely powered by water.

From Where Did Garden Water Fountains Originate from?

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to supply drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Residents of cities, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash up, which meant that fountains had to be linked to nearby aqueduct or spring. Used until the nineteenth century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their origin of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from the power of gravity. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and memorialize the artist. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini depictions of the gardens of paradise. Fountains enjoyed a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains constructed to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

These days, fountains adorn public areas and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

The Ideal Tiered Water Element for your Backyard

Fountains with multiple levels can be seen just about anywhere and have been featured in gardens for ages. These types of fountains are common in Italy, Spain, and other Mediterranean nations. While they can be seen anywhere, they are most typical in the center of building complexes and in popular areas where people gather. All tiered fountains are beautiful, although some have much more lavish carvings than others.

Any area can be enhanced with one, even though a more conventional setting is sometimes more suitable. The fountain should blend right into the surroundings as if it has been there since the beginning.


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