A Lovely Garden Fountain Idea
Tony Exter and Mark Bartos of the BEMdesign group in South Pasadena, California used a three-tier bubbler pump to fashion a geyser emerging from a magnificent four foot diameter flower shaped water feature.
“The idea of the flower itself came up rather spontaneously,” says Exter of the water feature.
“We tried to develop something symbolic of the plant material in the garden.”
The pump sends a gentle spray of water into the air then it falls onto the tightly packed, vertically placed Arizona flagstone slabs and percolates into a 4 foot wide by 10 inch deep underground reservoir. Tom Poplin of Horizon Landscaping in Pasadena installed the fountain.
This reservoir is simply an earthen basin covered with a thick rubber ‘pond liner’. A metal grate was set within the basin as a support for the stacked stone.
Fragrant Lavender and Sage ring the bubbling fountain softening the rocky scene.