watering cans

Watering cans add a playful element to the otherwise spine-breaking world of gardening. Here are some exciting ways you can add glamour to your watering cans.

A vital aspect of gardening is watering the plants to keep them smiling, healthy and salubrious. While there are several modern watering techniques like using irrigation sprinklers to water a large area, say a lawn or employing trigger nozzle or garden hose to drain a specific location, there is no denying the clout of the time-honoured watering cans.

Give your watering cans a makeover

Give your watering cans a makeover

A watering can is defined as a portable container with a handle and a spout to water plants with the hand. The existence of watering cans can be traced back to as long as the 17th century where the term first appeared in the diary of sprightly gardener, Lord Timothy Simon George of Cornwall, before which it was known as “watering pot”.

In the year 1885, Michael Deas patented the “Haws” watering-can, substituting the top-mounted handle with a single-handed at the rear. There are various kinds of Haws watering cans in the sections of ‘The Haws Professional Range Watering Cans’, ‘The Haws Traditional Watering Cans’, ‘The Haws Slimcan Watering Cans’, ‘The Haws Outdoor Plastic Decorative Watering Cans’, ‘The Haws Indoor Plastic Watering Cans’ and ‘Haws Indoor Metal Watering Cans’.

Haws watering can with long bent snout

Haws watering can with long bent snout

A watering-can can oblige you beyond its functional role of helping you water and can be used as a conversation-starter accessory in the living room. It can actually enhance the aesthetic appeal and light up the ambiance of the living room. It becomes an artefact exuding an old-world Vedic vibes and takes you down a time-machine ride. This underlines the versatile potential of the watering can.

Are you ready to begin your morning on a meditative note! Sometimes it looks like as if it was meant to grace the beauty of the garden. The shape of these cans is derived creatively from the various day to day objects that we come across. If your child breeds an artist in him/her let the watering can be an evidence of that artistic skill.

Ethnic style watering can

Ethnic style watering can

The animal shaped watering cans become a reminiscence of the mosaic of a carnival in the desert of Rajasthan: rustic, flamboyant and unapologetic about the twirl of colour boom. These vibrant hues of arty watering cans will heighten the glamour of the white background in the living room.

A watering-can can oblige you beyond its functional role of helping you water and can be used as a conversation-starter accessory in the living room.

Watering cans can be a piece of art enhancing the overall look of the room. Not only this sometimes it can remind you of an automobile part or the pout of a duck!  So why not gift these to your younger ones and let them also discover this appealing world and who knows it might turn out to be a pastime for them and they might inculcate a habit that would keep them close to the nature and the surrounding environment.

Watering can hand-painted with Birch trees and Goldfinch bird.

Watering can hand-painted with Birch trees and Goldfinch bird.

A watering can is made of materials like metal, ceramic or plastic and has the capacity to store water between 0.5 l to 10 l. The end portion of the spout of the watering can is a “rose” that can be attached to the fragment stream of water into droplets. A “rose” is a device resembling a cap consisting of tiny pores. This will mitigate the water pressure on the soil during irrigating the plants and relax pressure on plantings.

With these plethora of options to satiate your need for watering the plants, let your watering cans provide a glimpse of you. Who knew that watering cans could be used as art pieces, right!

Happy Gardening

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