Water skimming over the vase is captured by a reservoir hidden beneath stones.
Thomas J. Story

This water feature does not need plumbing skills to install

Peter O. Whiteley

The sight and sound of water pulsing from the fountain pictured here 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.

Conceal the reservoir beneath the fountain by digging a hole just deep enough to hold it.
Thomas J. Story

You can dig a hole in the ground to hold the reservoir or place the vase on a patio and conceal the reservoir with stones. Before plugging it in, verify that the outlet is equipped with a ground-fault circuit interrupter.

Visit www.888beckett.com or call (888) 232-5388 to find a dealer near you.