Drop for drop, rain water is by far the most beneficial form of water for your plants. Whether you’re watering an outdoor garden full of plants or water house plants, hands down, rain water is the best. There is just now comparison. Before I got my rain barrels, I collected my rain water in buckets so that I could water my house plants with it to prevent the calcium build up in my potted plants and the plants seemed much happier. Now, rain water collection is much easier and cleaner. I use…

Drop for drop, rain water is by far the most beneficial form of water for your plants. Whether you’re watering an outdoor garden full of plants or water house plants, hands down, rain water is the best. There is just now comparison. Before I got my rain barrels, I collected my rain water in buckets so that I could water my house plants with it to prevent the calcium build up in my potted plants and the plants seemed much happier. Now, rain water collection is much easier and cleaner. I use…

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for the community garden as we have very little structure to build traditional rain barrels off

for the community garden as we have very little structure to build traditional rain barrels off

Nestle your barrel into a bed or rocks and grow vines around it for a natural look.
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April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. So, to piggyback on yesterday's post on rain gutters, here's a way to gussy them up with a rain chain instead of a downspout. Rain chains are called 'kusari doi' in Japanese and have been used for hundreds of years to deposit rain water into barrels for later household use. From traditional to modern, I've found 5 unique rain chains that are sure to brighten any wet, gloomy day.

April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. So, to piggyback on yesterday's post on rain gutters, here's a way to gussy them up with a rain chain instead of a downspout. Rain chains are called 'kusari doi' in Japanese and have been used for hundreds of years to deposit rain water into barrels for later household use. From traditional to modern, I've found 5 unique rain chains that are sure to brighten any wet, gloomy day.

Rain Barrels available direct from Aaron's Rain Barrels of Massachusetts.  http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/rain-barrels2.htm

Rain Barrels available direct from Aaron's Rain Barrels of Massachusetts. http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/rain-barrels2.htm

Square Spruce 70 Gallon Rain Barrel / Rain Catcher - irrigation equipment - Julie Casey

Square Spruce 70 Gallon Rain Barrel / Rain Catcher - irrigation equipment - Julie Casey

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