I’ve wanted one from the first time I saw one in a catalog. A Haws watering can. Preferably green. Definitely metal. With the brass rose. No cheap plastic knock off’s, please.
This is the ultimate in watering cans.
To the non-gardener, it may not look any different from any other watering can.
But it is different. A gardener can tell that it is special, just like a golfer knows which putter is the top of the line or a fisherman knows about the ultimate in fishing poles.
It’s a design perfected in the late 1800’s, before spigots and hoses, from a time when water had to be carried to the plants. It’s well balanced and not as heavy to carry as one might imagine, even though it holds 2.4 gallons or 9 liters of water.
My family got it for me for my birthday. It was the only gift I suggested, if you call emailing one of them with the exact link to it “a suggestion”. And most of them were there when I opened it, curious about what was so special about this watering can.
There were ooh’s and aah’s as I opened the box and pulled it out.
Yet still they wondered what made it so special.
When I placed the brass rose on the spout, my youngest niece proclaimed I had it on upside down.
No, I explained I had it right. The holes go up so as you pour the water out, it’s like a fountain, and the water comes down like rainfall.
To show them, I took it outside for a test pour, even though it was in the low 20’s. My older sister and younger sister assisted so we could capture the moment forever on video.
Here it is for your enjoyment. I’m the one speaking first, spouting some odd gardening gobble-de-gook. Then my sisters chime in more rationally.
Now do you understand what is special about this watering can?
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