Recycle Old Fountains: What a great use for that type of fountain

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Recycle Old Fountains

By rocklady
August 1, 2014

When we decided to replace the fountain in our sunroom, we thought of another use.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Aug 1, 2014 5:51 AM CST
I have a small one and I might just try this. The sedum hanging over the edges looks great. Thanks for the idea.
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rocklady
Aug 1, 2014 6:06 AM CST
@SongofJoy You're welcome. I always try to repurpose anything I can!
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2014 6:30 AM CST
Jean, what a wonderful fountain planter! I too love the reuse, recycle idea ... especially with something as nice as that fountain! I once used an old cracked birdbath for a planter and plan on doing so again with one I'll be bringing from our rental property this week after the tenants are completely moved out!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Aug 1, 2014 6:48 AM CST
rocklady said:@SongofJoy You're welcome. I always try to repurpose anything I can!


Same here. Just love the fountain idea. Lovey dubby
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Bonehead
Aug 1, 2014 8:18 AM CST
Very striking against the tree.
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rocklady
Aug 1, 2014 10:29 AM CST
Thanks so much for all the acorns, thumbs, and nice comments. I was somewhat amused when two of our boys came to help out when DH was in the hospital and they looked in one of cabinets and saw a sugar dispenser their father had brought home from a trip to Houston. That prompted them to do more digging to find other things that were familiar from their childhood. Their comment usually was, "Yep, they've still got it!"
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daylilydreams
Aug 1, 2014 10:34 AM CST
Your old fountain is beautiful it has that old world look like something from Europe. What a great repurpose it would have been a shame let it go to waste.
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DavidofDeLand
Aug 1, 2014 10:59 AM CST
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rocklady
Aug 1, 2014 10:59 AM CST
Thank You! Betty. One nice thing about the fountain is that I can see it from every window on the back of the house as well as the sunroom.
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Hemophobic
Aug 1, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Clever idea! And the sedum looks like water flowing over the edges. Something with a blue blossom or tint would look even
more so. I like it!
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quietyard
Aug 1, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Love that idea !! Big Grin
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 1, 2014 4:55 PM CST
Oh I like this I tip my hat to you. nodding
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Avedon
Aug 2, 2014 12:48 PM CST
Fantastic Idea and love the look of it. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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rocklady
Aug 3, 2014 6:58 AM CST
Thanks so much everyone. @Hemophobic You are right, something blue or blue blooms would look fantastic.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Dutchlady1
Aug 3, 2014 7:22 AM CST
Blue Daze?
Name: Jean
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rocklady
Aug 7, 2014 12:29 PM CST
@Dutchlady1 That might work nicely.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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