This pic is from 2008. The fountain above is in Sara Kate's mother's yard. It's from Jackalope. Northern and Eastern folks have only half a year to fire up their fountains, but in the more temperate regions they run year round (I found the stunner of a fountain below outside a chiropractor's office in Berkeley)...
The web really delivers. Below you'll find a list of some really good and some really diverse online shops that sell garden fountains. Note: they're not all classy. The fountain business lends itself to some pretty awful creations. You've got to self edit, but there ARE good ones among the bad.
How To's: This is your first stop. The top link, in particular, is a good one for an attractive DIY >> DIY water fountain out of terra cotta pots from Martha Stewart >> How to make an outdoor fountain from Wikihow.com >> DIY three-tiered fountain using some lightweight planters from bluegrassgardens.com >> How to build a fountain/container combination from gardengatemagazine.com
Less Common Retailers: These guys are fancy, unique or both >> Mecox Gardens - a lot of these are unique, vintage finds >> Elegant Earth - These people do a beautiful job with organically pigmented concrete, and have a detailed list of retailers which comprise good local leads for fountains >> Compania Int'l - These folks are wholesalers, but have a great selection online as well as a great list of local retailers. >> Stone Forest >> Green Goddess
More Common Retailers: These guys have all the stuff you'd expect, but WITH some good choices. >> Garden Fountains >> Kinetic Fountains >> Simply Fountains >> Prosperity Fountain >> Reseda Pottery >> Lamps Plus - these guys have added fountains to their lighting selection. >> Water Fountain Place If you're in Los Angeles or New Mexico >> Jackalope Pottery If you're on Long Island >> Marders in Bridgehampton
Solar Fountain Pumps: I wanted to include this if only to point out that solar makes a lot of sense for powering these things. >> Silicon Solar