A self-contained wall fountain is much like a flowering plant 1n a planter or other large container its a microcosm of a larger garden. Self-contained wall fountains offer you several beneﬁts over more open environments First, they bring a structural feature, aquatic plants and even w1ldl1fe into the smallest garden setting, such as a balcony or a small section of patio Second they make those elements more approachable and provide closer views, especially when the feature 1s located near the home or outdoor entertainment area Imagine the impact of even the simplest self-contained Water feature —a clay dish ﬁlled with rainwater— setting as a neighborhood birdbath in a spot Just outside your kitchen window In an open setting, a self-contained Wall fountain can be a signature element at the end of a shaded or meandering path, or it can provide a focal point between two more formal garden areas. Because most container Water features are mobile, they can be shifted in and out of the hot sun, or all removed from unseasonably cold conditions, which can affect both the quality of the Water and the health of the plants.
Self-contained Water features take many forms. A formal garden may call for polished and hard- edged containers of stone or stain-less steel that complement an over- all plan or nearby material; more casual, natural gardens, by contrast, permit choosing a wider variety of vessels, such as a wooden half barrel or clay pots. Increasingly, home stores, nurseries, and Water Feature Supplys offer wall fountain kits that include a container along with all of the other needed components, such as a fountain, lights, and a pump, making the setup quick and easy.
After selecting a kit, all you need do is fill it with water and aquatic plants, plug it in, and enjoy the transformation of your indoor or outdoor living space.