|Tuesday Products: Eco-Friendly Watering Cans|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Tuesday, 22 April 2008|
In last Thursdayís edition of Daily Dirt I inadvertently wrote that cedar mulch should not be used. It should have said that cypress mulch should not be used. Read the corrected version here. Read about why cypress mulch should not be used here. And now for todayís edition of The Daily Dirt--Eco-Friendly Watering Cans:
Watering cans. As gardeners, we canít live without them whether we garden indoors or out or both. I have several watering cans in different sizes and for different uses and Iím guessing you probably do too. Some people even collect watering cans. Copper, plastic, galvanized steel, and now, environmentally friendly versions in recycled materials including steel and plastic.
Iíve never met a watering can that didnít work the way itís supposed to so for me itís all about the ďlookĒ and style of a watering can. While Iím partial to the classic designs of the Haws watering can as well as the smaller watering cans that are great for indoor plants like this sweet copper beehive watering can one made by Shaker Workshops, I have to confess that one of the things I like about these environmentally friendly watering cans are the funky, modern designs like the one pictured above from Patina.
If youíre looking for eco-friendly watering cans for the office check out this set of 6 recycled plastic ones from Friends of Water. This pretty blue watering can from Green 4 Your Garden is also made from recycled plastic but is a more traditional design. A quick look around the Internet revealed that these eco-friendly watering cans are more popular in the UK, so if you canít find one at a store near you the next best thing is to hit an antique or collectible shop or flea market. After all, antiques are green too!