(Contâ€™d from http://www.cholmquistgardens.com/2010/12/not-your-everyday-fountain/Â )
Â What excitement when the fountain was delivered, after a few weeks of anticipation and faith that the fabricator would â€œget itâ€ this time. Â Itâ€™s all we had imagined: Â Gracefully curving, it echoes the lines of the house and is of a material that complements its modern character: Cor-ten steel that is formulated to rust naturally and to provide a garden sculptureÂ that works well in this landscape.Â Â Water gently flows over all sides and disappears in the gravel bed underneath (that hidesÂ a sub-terranean reservoir from where it is pumped up again).Â
This low-volume, water-conservingÂ feature provides constant entertainment as the homeowner sees it from her kitchen window, and will be even more attractive to the grandchildren that can step up closely and play with the water (anticipating this we placed a sitting area next to it.)
Nothing of these few wordsÂ reveal of course some “hick-ups” that the landscape contractor had to overcome first (and that are not un-usual in the landscape field):Â Tweak the water flow so it sheets evenly over the edges; wait a few days until the water started to clear up after the first rapid rusting which left the water murky.Â Now the water is almost clear, and in a month or so it should have completely cleared up.
Itâ€™s almost perfect:Â Just wait and see it when all the plants are â€œinâ€ and also the (low voltage) landscape lights that will illuminate it at night; I think it will be beautiful.