Solar Shoji Lanterns: Hang this Japanese-inspired solar-powered lantern from a trellis or tree and enjoy its moonlike radiance. Yellow LED lights are encased in paper-like, weatherproofed nylon and automatically switch on at night: http://www.gaiam.com/solar-shoji-lanterns/14-0448_1.html?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=ptgaiamcom&extcmp=sm_pt_tc.
As spring and summer get closer, we're dreaming up our ideal patio and garden. There are of course eco-friendly lanterns, lots of edible vegetation growing from our containers, and the sweet sound of a tiny babbling brook coming from a D-I-Y fountain. Installing a solar-powered pump for a backyard pond or fountain not only saves energy, but also omits the need for an electrician's help to bury a line...saving you money on all fronts. Jump below for resources and fountain ideas!