Fountain How-To Series: Part 7 – Maintaining & CLEANING Your Fountain

Fast fact: Water in dreams symbolizes emotions. Regular cleaning is necessary for extending the life of your fountain. The first important thing to remember is to keep your fountain clear; scoop out debris like leaves and seeds to keep the pump from clogging and running too hard. Always use a material appropriate cleaner: metal cleaner […]

A Fig Leaf For A Queen

“Man is the measure of all things.” –Protagoras A little noticed case on the back of the plinth of a replica of Michelangelo’s “David” in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London caused the art world to be turned on its ear. Here is the incredible “cover-up” story behind that Victorian inspired case. The National Gallery, […]

Hypnotized by Feathers: Our love for the peacock as home and garden décor

“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” –John Ruskin We’ve all heard the phrase “proud as a peacock” but these colorful birds are only displaying what nature has granted them. The males’ stunning jewel-toned feathers have long been admired in legend, myth and lore. The peacock is the oldest ornamental […]

Fountain How-To Series: Part 6 – Accessorizing Your Fountain

Accessorize your Design Toscano fountain by adding that special sculpture or piece of garden furniture that will make your garden and fountain outstanding.

Fountain How-To Series: Part 4 – Fountain Installation

Welcome back to our Design Toscano fountain series; here is some practical information along with an introduction to Design Toscano’s Small Wonder fountain collection. To see the wide selection of other styles and sizes of garden décor try the Design Toscano website. So let’s splash right in! Quick Fact: Flowing water symbolizes cleansing, life and […]

Fountain How-To Series: Part 3 – Choosing a Fountain Style That Suits You

“There is no life without water.” –anonymous Style is both one of the easiest and one of the hardest concepts to realize. Easy if you or your gift recipient already know what your style is and what you want it to convey about you. Hard if you’re not sure where to begin (hello, new home […]

Fountain How-To Series: Part 1 – Advantages & Types of Fountains

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” – Washington Irving This is the perfect time of year to plan out a garden oasis for you and your family. Compose a peaceful garden sanctuary in a sunroom, on a patio or deck, or in the backyard with […]