Dany Millikin: That sound of a babbling brook is totally possible in your backyard. Anita and her team have a really cool invention called the disappearing fountain,

Anita Nelson: And that’s the way you introduce water into your backyard with little or no maintenance, as well.

Dany Millikin: Have that beautiful water music that really gives you that fifth sense in gardening.

Anita Nelson: Yes.

Dany Millikin: Okay. Well tell me about this invention.

Anita Nelson: This is a strong, sturdy plastic basin and it is constructed in such a way that it will hold a very strong sturdy grading.

Dany Millikin: Oh, whoa. Yeah.

Anita Nelson: Yeah, look at that.

Dany Millikin: So, you’ve got enough room for a cinderblock for even more support.

Anita Nelson: That’s right, and a pump in there-

Dany Millikin: Okay.

Anita Nelson: Then there’s a sender… There’s a little-

Dany Millikin: A service gap. I love that. And this thing is to keep smaller things from falling in the water.

Anita Nelson: Yes, it is. It’s plastic as well. So, it doesn’t break down.

Dany Millikin: Okay. So, I get this set up and then I get a pump.

Anita Nelson: Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Dany Millikin: If you’ll grab that pump up here… And so, different size of pumps for different pot sizes.

Anita Nelson: That is true. A taller pump needs to have a stronger pump, a more powerful pump. So, you have to do a little tweaking when it comes to choosing the pump and the pot for your-

Dany Millikin: So, best thing to do is choose your pot first.

Anita Nelson: Choose your pot first.

Dany Millikin: Like the lovely red one to my left. Any pot that you feel connected with can work with these things.

Anita Nelson: Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Dany Millikin: And they come in different sizes, right?

Anita Nelson: They do, as well. This is our smallest that we make, a two by two. We have a three by three, and then the largest is a four by four.

Dany Millikin: So, with a really small amount of square footage, you can have that water music and have a actual working fountain in your own yard. So last thing, after you get the pot on here, the pump set up, the water going, you get these beautiful little pebbles and you just cover the stream with them. The water flows through them, gives them that shiny, beautiful look. A really cool deal.

Anita Nelson: When you set it in the ground, you can walk right on top of this.

Dany Millikin: Oh, that’s so cool.

Anita Nelson: So, it’s kind of disappearing.

Dany Millikin: Yeah. Well, it’s an awesome invention. Nelson Nursery and Water Gardens, you did it.

Anita Nelson: Thank you.

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