Thomas J. Story
The sight and sound of water pulsing from the fountain pictured to the right adds a refreshing element to Sunset's test garden in Menlo Park. Installing this type of water feature used to require plumbing skills.
Not anymore. With Beckett's Ceramic Watering Vase ($99-$129), you do little more than add water and plug the fountain into an outlet.
The 19-inch-tall container comes with its own plastic reservoir and submersible pump (next page).