Saturday, March 21, 2009

Old Watering Cans

I use watering cans in garden all the time to mix fish emulsion for fertilizer. Because the garden is so big and far away from my potting shed I have a number of them that I just leave throughout the garden so they are handy when I need them. I only use metal ones that I pick up at discount places like T.J. Max or the aluminum ones from the big home centers. They all only last a few years before they rot out. This one lost its functionality years ago and ended up on a fence post where it has lived ever since. It is now a permanent garden fixture until it rots all the way through.

11 comments:

nancybond said...

I love it -- so much charm and character. :) And I see it has adopted a tenant...a volunteer?

Wicked Gardener said...

Very nice. Metal ones look so much nicer than my cheapo plastic ones, even when they are all rusted out.

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Wicked Gardener said...

Very nice. Metal ones look so much nicer than my cheapo plastic ones, even when they are all rusted out.

MNGarden said...

I bought a ceramic elephant watering can. It is so heavy when full of water (or not full for that matter) that I never use it. So, it just sits in the garden under a bush.
Donna

MNGarden said...

I bought a ceramic elephant watering can. It is so heavy when full of water (or not full for that matter) that I never use it. So, it just sits in the garden under a bush.
Donna

cindee said...

I love old watering cans and I collect them(-: Yours is really nice. I love the color of it too! What a great piece of garden art(-:

GardenJoy4Me said...

That is such a great idea ! I have been using plastic ones .. not as charming I'm thinking ? LOL

Sheila said...

Yes Nancy, that ivy became a homesteader in the watering can. In fact I was looking at the photo before I posted it and thought that I didn't remember ever planting that ivy in the garden! It must have been a visitor from my nearby neighbor's yard!

Sue said...

That watering can does have character. I love it! I collect old cans, too, and try to collect rain water in them to use in the garden.

I scrolled down to see more pics of your gardens. You sure live in a pretty area! I like the view through the trees.

Thanks for your comment on my hellebore post.

Kathleen said...

I love this photo Sheila. I guess because I collect old watering cans too. Leaving it there has created the perfect vignette.