The Zen fountain is a rather particular fountain but above all very different from the classic fountains that we are used to seeing in Italian gardens. The Zen fountain, like all Zen philosophy, responds to the need to be rather minimalist and essential. The fountain is a rather important element to keep in mind, the flow of water, even in the Zen garden, represents a pleasant natural sound that helps to relax. The fountain is quite simple, and it is possible to buy it of any size. It is basically made from a bamboo cane from which the water that is collected in a container usually made of stone flows. The fountain can also be embellished with plants. Its shape is rather rigorous and the decoration of the plants leaves free rein to its creativity. Going to a shop for Zen garden furnishing articles you will realize how many models are present despite being such a minimal fountain. Anyone who does not like zen style is better to orient himself on other types of fountains because zen style can usually be embellished with few elements, in short, he must like it in its shape and style, just as it is. By going to a specialized shop or surfing the net, those unfamiliar with this model of fountain can get an idea and maybe even approach the concept of the Zen garden. To love the Zen garden, one must above all know its philosophy and how closely its concept is closely related to religion. It is not enough to fall in love with the minimalist style to prefer this fountain to a classic one, you must also be aware of how closely this element is linked to Zen philosophy.
Buy and build
For those who immediately want to have this fountain in their Zen garden, the best advice is to go to a specialized shop otherwise, for those who want to give vent to their creativity, nothing also prevents being able to make it. It will take a few items and really a minimum expense: a bowl, rocks, an aquarium pump. The bowl should preferably be purchased in natural material. The aquarium pump is found at aquarium stores and the rocks are just as easy to find. With a minimum of ability assembling these elements together and obviously having all the necessary tools available, it is possible to create your own Zen fountain. The container represented by a bowl could also be personally built with stones. Before starting to build the fountain, it is important to design it to be aware of the size it will have. In a garden with a rather small space, it is better to focus on a small model because in this way it will not take up too much space and will be an element perfectly integrated into the natural context. The starting point of the model to be created can also be taken from the models on sale in the shops and for example by adding a few stones, the fountain will be truly unique. The operation is activated through the aquarium pump which guarantees this slow flow of water. This is an excellent solution for those who want to have one zen fountain with a really low cost. By the way the zen fountain it does not need any type of maintenance, in most cases these are natural elements which, even if they become darker, are always able to show their charm.