Solar Fountain for Your Garden

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I love fountains in the garden. Maybe it has something to do with my growing up years in Germany and visiting the many beautiful castle gardens.

ludwigsburg castle

 

Unfortunately, my little garden space does not allow for such a grand display. I also don’t have electrical outlets located in convenient locations to plug in a fountain pump. After a little research, I found this #1 best selling floating solar fountain.

solar fountain

 

It’s so easy to use. All you need to do is fill a pot or deep birdbath with water, set the floating solar fountain disk on top and wait for the sun to shine. I’m using mine for the second year now!

 

Tip – Choose a sunny location for your water feature. It will only work when the sun is shining and will only sputter in the shade or on a cloudy day.

solar fountain

 

Things to know:

  • Diameter: 6.3 inches
  • Maximum water height = 18″
  • Minimum water depth in fountain should be 1 3/4″
  • Works in full sun only (not shade or cloudy day). Pump must be immersed in water with full sun to solar panel to function.

 

 

I don’t advertise a lot of things, but many people have asked me about my fountain and where they can purchase one. I have been very pleased with the performance of this product and highly recommend it. The links in this post are my referral links. Thanks in advance for supporting this blog. :)

 

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party food - shower appetizers

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shabby chic picture garland

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spring shop window

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picture jewelry

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