The good old watering can

@jennyjoy (1989)
Bangalore, India
October 10, 2016 11:06am CST
For the last couple of days I've been remembering my father and his beautiful flower gardens. Ever house that we lived in had a huge garden in front and my father would work his magic on it.Within six months ,there would be color every which way you turned. He got help with the heavy digging but after that it was all his work.He spent hours in the garden,weeding,spraying,and watering the plants. I remember him using the old watering can,walking back and forth to the tap, to fill it.In those days a watering can was a necessity.The garden hose ,sprinklers and such came later. Photo course pixabay Do you still have a watering can? When was the last time you used or saw one?
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@ms1864 (6949)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
My garden is small...so i still use a watering can. ...so the last time i saw one was today morning.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
Please share a picture of your watering can.I haven't seen one in ages.
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@ms1864 (6949)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
it is quite basic, big green and made of plastic. It was faster to get this off the net...but it is just like this.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
@ms1864 Brings back good memories. I thought this one looked netty.
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@paigea (21398)
• Canada
10 Oct 16
I still use a watering can, altbough it is plastic. We collect rain in rain barrels and water with the watering can
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
Collecting rain water in those big barrels and watering cans was a thing of the past,I thought but seems Iam wrong! Some old ways are good ways.
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• United States
10 Oct 16
my dad t'was the 'master gardener' with my family, too. my momma could/still does grow schtuff'n pots, but tends to've a black thumb with schtuff'n the ground :) yes ma'am, i've still several waterin' cans - e'en ol' buckets with ladles that i water many 'f my plants with. last time i used 't t'was this mornin'.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
Buckets and ladles,watering cans,I don't see those used any more. I would love to own a watering can again. if I find one.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@jennyjoy i've a plastic waterin' can (blew here from someplace?? durin' a wind storm) that a pup chewed the end off - the rest 'r oldies but goodies - all dented/rusted 'n some e'en with holes where there ought not be any, lol. i'm prone to carryin' 'round'n ol' bucket 'n the ladle mostly. i sure hope that'cha find'ja one that warms yer heart 'n brings back those memories, hon. my papaw 'd one he fashioned outta a malformed gourd that he used fer years. i wish i'd the thought to get't when he passed 's i dunno what happened to 't - prolly got tossed'n the compost pile :(
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
12 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx presently I am using a bucket and ladle too.But the advantage with the watering can is that it washes off the dust from the leaves which can't be done with a ladle. A pipe is too cumbersome it keeps getting tangled up. Thank you,I hope I find a tin one ,don't care for the plastic cans. Your papa must have been good with his hands to make one out of a gourd, sorry to hear of it's sad demise.It would have been a treasure if you still had it.
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@MissNikki (2611)
• Canada
10 Oct 16
Yes, I have a large, pink watering can which I use to water my pots on my deck.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
Would you sendus a picture/
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@MissNikki (2611)
• Canada
10 Oct 16
@jennyjoy I will when I get home! Please remind me. LoL
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
@MissNikki Are you home?
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@epiffanie (8310)
• Australia
15 Oct 16
I use watering can for my hanging plants and orchids.. watering cans will never be out of fashion ..
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
15 Oct 16
How nice! We don't see them here.People prefer using a hose pipe.
@epiffanie (8310)
• Australia
16 Oct 16
@jennyjoy oh really? .. you can get them here in different sizes...
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
16 Oct 16
@epiffanie Luck you. Here I will look for them in the second hand shops, I think.
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@Teep11 (6775)
• United States
13 Oct 16
My grew grandmother had a watering can. Been here for years. Great for gardening. Take care.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
14 Oct 16
If you still have it, consider it a family heirloom.
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Oct 16
I used one a few weeks ago to mix some garden calcium I bought for my tomato plants. It stopped the blossom end rot problem.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
14 Oct 16
How lovely to hear that your still use a watering can.And that bit about using calcium for blossom end rot is useful information.I didn't know that.
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@shaynas (5552)
• India
11 Oct 16
Yes... we still have and we use it for our small garden :)
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct 16
One more person who still uses a watering can! Hurrah!
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@DianneN (66733)
• United States
11 Oct 16
Your dad sounds like my dad. My metal watering can sprung a leak this year, so I use a plastic gallon water jug to water the flowers on my deck. Nice photo!
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct 16
Thanks.It is so similar to what my father had. This photo is from pixabay.
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@Corbin5 (89190)
• United States
10 Oct 16
Your father really did delight in gardening. I use a big plastic pitcher, as a substitute for a watering can, for the potted outdoor plants since dragging the hose out every time takes too long. I think I should get myself a real watering can to boost my spirits.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct 16
It will be a nice gift to yourself. Big tin cans with holes punched through the base with a nail were also used as watering cans.
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@marlina (66657)
• Canada
10 Oct 16
I did use the watering can this summer as it didn't rain very much and I didn't want to waste water using the hose.
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@jennyjoy (1989)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 16
You too!.How nice is that,to still own a watering can.