Focal Point Fountain, Finally!

It took several days, but the fountain is in and mostly working.
I put some pebbles around the base, but they are too light and too grey.  The search will be begin for a more agreeable color. 
The size is pretty good.  It isn't lost in the space and also doesn't overwhelm it.  I could have gone wider, but the height is right.  Wider would mean less room for plants
To agree with the aqua and green shades in the pot,  I may rework the plants somewhat, adding those greens if I can.  
'Fred Ives' in a shady spot is quite aqua.
Silvery green Dichondra 'Silver Falls', maybe. 
This Glaucium looks happy, and I am happy with it, despite getting not a single flower this year.  With that foliage, who needs flowers?
Good and easy Echeveria 'Imbricata'
Ballota pseudodictamnus
Dorycnium hirsutum.  This is one plant.  It's one happy plant, too. 
I had some problems with the tubing for the pump.  Late in the afternoon, with help from Beloved,  the water finally flowed.  Will the hummers be taking baths on the ledge tomorrow morning?  I'll be watching.

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  1. It looks beautiful. I've never seen hummingbirds bathe in my fountain but maybe that's because the finches think they own it.

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    1. Not a lot of finches around this year. I heard something singing in the Avocado tree yesterday, the most beautiful, melodic, pure song, and no idea what it was. The popularity of your fountain is wonderful and I hope mine can get half that traffic level, with the liveliness it brings to a garden.

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    2. Nice! We have an urn fountain and the hummingbirds use it often.

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    3. We're awaiting customers on ours. They are definitely eyeing it in between Salvia battles.

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  2. Love your new fountain, not sure I agree that you need darker pebbles. Fred Ives would be a great match for the colors in the pot. Hooray for getting it situated and running finally!

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    1. No? Think the grey ones are okay?

      I have plenty of 'Fred's.

      Yes, hooray! All sorts of little things to adjust. Thinking was also involved, which slows down everything.

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  3. Really, really lovely. The color palette with all of the grey plants is very pretty. Good luck attracting hummers.

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    1. Thanks! The soft splashing has added a new element to that area as well. Makes it seem more peaceful.

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  4. I think the current pebbles work, too. They set off the urn. It's really, really lovely.

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    1. I'll put the current pebbles back and ponder then. Thanks!

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  5. Love the urn - it's beautiful! I agree with your notion that the darker gray pebbles complement it better than the lighter colored ones. I hope you get lots of bird traffic, and that you have a favorite armchair set up on the other side of that window, and lots of time watching them from your comfy perch.

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    1. Think so? I have some browner ones, and some dark dark brown ones...decisions, decisions. The first sighting was yesterday near sunset: an American Goldfinch male with his brilliant yellow summer coloration stopped for a drink. He had a perfect little circular black cap on the top of his brilliant yellow head. I could see him perfectly from the window without him knowing I was there. Made the work worth it!

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  6. I love that size, tall and narrow, doesn't block views from the window, and then the trellises on either side of the window emphasize the vertical too, among that low lush planting. That hairy clover is fabulous -- mine's in too much shade. Amazing how the coolish fall releases all this planning energy, and thank goodness for it!

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    1. Not sure about those trellis anymore, but that is a decision for another time. The Dorycnium loves the sun and holds up to heat, for sure.

      Yes, so very nice to be out there again. It was even cool enough during the night to turn off the ceiling fan. Quelle relief!

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    2. Hi, it is all lovely. Just curious where did you get the ladder trellises?

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    3. Second time trying to post - hope you don't get mulitples. I think it is all lovely. Would love to know the source of your ladder trellises. Thank you.

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    4. Hi CF,
      The ladder trellises were custom made by a wrought-iron contractor. Not expensive.

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  7. I like the way the glaze running down the pot mimics the water flow. The pot is a lovely shape, too. Hope you get lots of birds!

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    1. Huh. I never thought about the glaze in that way. A fresh perspective--thanks! :)

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  8. Looking forward to thru the window pictures of your new birds.

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    1. My tripod is set up and ready. I see all sorts of new birds checking the area out, and eating bad bugs while they do. Unexpected good side effect!

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