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Helpful Tips On Selecting The Perfect Watering Can


If you are a gardener as I am, you have probably gone through your fair share of watering cans over the years. I always used to use a metal watering can, I loved the sound they made as you put them down on the path. Buy several metal watering cans. They can be plain and old. You can buy the watering cans from a wholesaler or a thrift store. You can decorate them any way you like or leave natural. We are going to really decorate these up!

This display is best done in a grouping in at least three watering cans. In one can use a topiary herb or ivy plant. Some other plants to use for topiary herb plants would be rosemary, thyme, lavender, or sage. If you have large potted herb plants they can be trained into topiaries. Plant the topiary into the watering can. At the base of the topiary, plant a creeping herb such as mint, oregano, or lemon verbena. Now, to add a wonderful wispy effect, bind bunches of bear grass with a wooden floral pick or a steel picking machine. Place the picked bear grass among the lower creeping herbs. You may also want to pick in spring silk flowers or fresh daisies using a water tube or two.

In one of the other plant watering cans, plant a spring blooming plant such as cineraria or gloxinia plant. A blooming plant in the can alone is nice but we can accent it further. Add tall dogwood branches or curly willow. Somewhere in the branches or among the blooming plant, nestle a little bird or two. In at least one more can, for the set of three, plant an exacum plant. This is a low compact plant with tiny purple daisy-like blooms. Exacums are especially available in the spring season. Once again, pick bear grass and tuck in the middle of the plant for a long, wispy look. You can also buy extra bunches of bear grass and hang them upside, in a dark cool place to completely dry. Once dry, use Design Master floral spray paints to spray any color needed. You can also lightly tip them off with glitter spray or go for a regal look by spraying gold. This way the bear grass will be everlasting in your designs.

A watering can is a basic tool that someone would wonder whether there are any trouble in selecting one. However, there are dozens of varieties, with one being more suited to your needs than any other.

Consider the weight. Water is quite heavy at approximately 8lb per gallon. If a metal watering can is used weighing a pound that's over 12% of the total if you're intending to dispense a gallon. Why add the additional weight? The alternative is one of the modern plastic watering cans that are extremely robust, and available in several striking styles.

The size of the can is linked to the weight, and also to your capability of handling it. A bulky one can hold maybe 16 or 24lb, in addition to the weight of the can. That's a lot of container to move about just to water a few garden plants. If the can is not entirely filled with water, they can still be chunky and awkward.

If you choose a smaller watering can, and there's no ruling that says you should only have one, watering those houseplants becomes a fast and simply task. Having different size cans could assist you to cover all those watering tasks.

Whichever Watering Can you select, be certain not to allow water to sit in for long. This has the potential to encourage the growth of bacteria that may be harmful to plants, pets, or humans. It also offers an ideal location for mosquitoes to breed. Leaving it overnight, to allow evaporation of chlorine is not a problem, but for a week is not a good idea.