Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sun Splash -- Solar Fountains in the Garden

With the West broiling in triple-digit temperatures, (it’s 108 F in our Sacramento neighborhood) the thought of water and the cool sound of splashing is more than a little appealing.

Got this email advert today about solar fountains that got me to thinking. A quick search of the Internet shows there are as many solar fountain styles as there are gardens. Prices range from high to low, but no solar kits are real budget busters.

With the kits, any whimsical container can be turned into a soothing, refreshing fountain. The ones from Solarrific come in three designs that can create different water patterns depending on mood or patio activity.

Here are some solar fountains that might spark an idea for your own hot-summer water splash:

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