Great idea from landscape designer Chris Jacobson
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Jacobson used a sculptural bronze compass fountain designed by :L:M:N:O: Arts of Aptos, California (the firm also designed and fabricated the shade structure). The fountain is both decorative and functional: Its reflective surfaces catch the light while the sound of splashing water adds a soothing note. Directional notations around the rim reinvent the tradition of the compass rose, in which flowers were often planted to form the shape of a compass.
The garden includes a large metal horse trough planted with fast-growing annuals.