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Team Water Feature, or No Water Feature?

By Trish
September 11, 2011

Ponds, birdbaths, fountains, or just plain good soil- you are on one team or the other- let's find out which!

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Sep 26, 2011 1:45 PM CST
In the old apartment we used to live in, we had the chance to set up a solar powered birdbath, and have seen how truly friendly it is to birds, especially when the triple digit soaring summer heat comes in. See the video:

http://flic.kr/p/aqE9wS

This time around, we have this water feature, a conversation piece at times, looks like a doughnut, a wheel, a life saver, whatever it seems, it adds a cooling effect hearing the water as it trickles down, adding much needed humidity in summer, and sometimes you see some animals enjoying it as well.

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This stray cat is taking a sip from the fountain..sorry shot is a bit blurry, trying not to disturb the cat away Hilarious!
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Indoors, I have this small fountain, for my small tropicals..
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So fountains and birdbaths Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Sep 26, 2011 2:10 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Very nice, Tarev!

I'm glad you jumped in!!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Sep 26, 2011 4:11 PM CST
Glad to share my few cents Big Grin

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