Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Garden Rain Chains

I may have gone a little overboard with my planting this past spring and summer.  It seemed every time I stepped foot in the gardening store I came home with more plants.  I couldn't help myself.  It was as if they were orphaned puppies that I had to rescue.  It was so relaxing, digging in the dirt and watching my flowers bloom.  Then sitting back in the evenings admiring my beautiful landscaping while being eaten alive by mosquitoes the size of hawks.

But oh my hell, the water bill came and my blood pressure went through the roof!

So now I am considering collecting water for my plants.  Rain chains are widely used in Japan to make a water feature by transporting water from the gutter into a storage container.  Copper rain chains are ideal because they do not rust like other metals.  Rust contaminates the water, making it useless for plant maintenance.

Garden rain chains are a beautiful and useful addition to the exterior of your home.

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1 comment:

Polish Mama on the Prairie said...

What a great idea! I had thought to do a water barrel to catch rain water but this is a great idea for our garden next year.

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