doodle by andre: deserted for a trophy can!

discardedKICKED TO THE CURB; washed up and left for dead; deserted for a sexier model, all shiny and curvaceous and dressed in pink. However you state it, it’s the sorry state of the admittedly heavier, traditional galvanized watering can (and some other individuals of a certain age, ahem). Let me just tell you this in commentary: Some people don’t know a beauty when they see it, or when they hold it in their hands. We may be gray, but we are fierce and wonderful, too. Thanks, Andre Jordan, for making me roar (even though I am no cougar, exactly). :)

  1. Maude Ciardi says:

    I love my beautiful galvanized watering can. There is something special about it. The new plastic ones just do not feel the same! Or so I like to think. It looks so unique just sitting by itself. It makes me feel like a real gardener.
    Thanks for your comments on my favorite garden companion.

    Maude Ciardi

  2. Judi Cabanaw says:

    Huh? Why I would at the very least plant some impatiens in it and set it out to admire it for it.s years of service. Goes for other kicked to the curb items. Sad we are such a fickle society.

  3. Janet's House says:

    I love my galvanized watering cans. I especially love it when I find another one at a garage or yard sale. I think they serve well and look much nicer sitting by a plant for a photo.

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Janet. I love mine, too. Have several. And my plastic one is dark green, made by Haws (a longtime maker of good metal cans) so not pink! :)

  4. Michele says:

    You mean using the base of my dehumidifier as a watering can isn’t chic? I sure have a long way to go be country-living stylish, but you ARE my inspiration, Margaret.

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Michele. I used to use an old coffeepot. :) Thanks for the kind words, and stop by again soon, yes?

  5. Get Real Chris says:

    I not only love all things galvanized (water cans, big tubs we use to ice down beer for parties), I simply love the word itself. Say galvanized 5 times fast and you’ll see what I mean. :)

  6. Sue says:

    I’m with Andre. Sexy pink plastic things scare me too!! Love anything vintage. Galvanized cans represent an era gone by. Mine sits proudly on my deck next to one of my large antiqued pots, it’s long handle is perfect for watering.

  7. Linda says:

    My husband and I have an authentically functional and garden-friendly Haws with a shiny brass rosette that we would never trade for a lighter pink poser. We would just carry less water in each effort. It would be worth it.

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Linda. “Poser” made me laugh, thank you. Nothing like a well-balanced metal can with a good rose! See you soon.

  8. Mary T says:

    I have an old beat up metal watering can that I turned into a planter! Metal cans age gracefully vs the plastic

  9. My small galvanized water can has seen better days. It continually clogs and I can no longer unscrew the top to clean it. I believe it’s watering days may have come to an end, BUT…I have plans to fill it with sand and stones and soil suitable for succulents and fill it with Hens and Chicks or something similar. I think it will make a fabulous planter!

  10. Claire says:

    I love my old Red metal watering can given to me by my husband and children one special Mother’s Day. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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