A garden should be a place to retreat from the stresses of the world you live in…the sound of water flowing from a fountain has a soothing effect that helps us still our minds and relax our bodies. We are attracted to water and it is necessary to our existence. We love going to oceans, streams or lakes when vacationing.
Water features bring an added dimension of sound and movement to our gardens, making them a place for relaxation and contemplation; bringing a sense of tranquility. In our garden the sound of water can help block out the harsh sounds of traffic, televisions and A/C which wear on our nervous systems.
A water feature will draw wildlife into the garden. Birds love running water and will drink and bath allowing you to enjoy viewing them and they will in turn help control insects and help pollinate your plants. Water gives a sense of spaciousness in its reflective quality and makes your small garden seem larger.
A fountain can bring visual interest as a focal point adding accent color, texture and architecture. Fountains are constructed out of a variety of materials from stone, ceramic, cast concrete and copper. In Houston we have many excellent sources; something for every type of garden and personal style.
Here are my favorite sources of fountains in Houston.
Joshua’s Native Plants: Home www.joshuasnativeplants.net/ Garden nursery specializing in Texas native plants, fountains, pottery, garden decor. 502 W 18th St Houston, TX 77008
Statue Makers www.statuemakers.com/ Welcome to Statue Makers – creators of old world statuary, fountains, pedestals, … We have one of Houston’s largest selection of fountains and statuary from top … 2003 Blalock Rd Houston, TX 77080 (713) 467-9082
Buchanan’s Native Plants: Texas Native Plants buchanansplants.com/Buchanan’s Native Plants is Houston’s largest garden center devoted to Texas native plants and organic gardening. 611 E 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008