Let’s start at the beginning.
Timeless, useful, and even decorative, the watering can is the basic tool of the real gardener. The history of the watering can is fascinating, and it would take pages and pages to tell you about it. But do you even know what the first watering can was? Originally, the watering can was just a goatskin that was used to transport water from point A to point B. Then, as the years the watering can has seen its shape evolve. At first the watering can saw its shape change to “chantepleure” it took the form of a funnel, had no spout or handle and closely resembled the fruit of the coloquinte. Then over the years the watering can became much more rounded in shape.
Plastic, copper or zinc, it’s up to you?
Whether your watering can is made of metal or plastic, it’s a question of style and taste, but also of weight, strength, and ease….. Plastic is certainly a much cheaper material, with greater flexibility and much lighter weight, which allows this material to better withstand shocks without piercing itself. But admit it, it’s less pretty and less solid over time.
So what is the point of choosing a metal watering can?
There is of course the aesthetic, and even decorative side. The charm of a zinc watering can is incomparable. If these watering cans are also very robust, they last over time and do not rust. Whether they are zinc, copper or galvanized steel, they all carry trace elements essential to man in small quantities. They also have a sanitizing effect on water. Zinc oxide has fungicidal and antiseptic properties. These are details that matter to anyone who wants the best for their plants!
An object that decorates your interiors!
Today, whether it is small, stylish or traditional, your grandparents’ watering can will find its place in your apartment, for its vintage, aesthetic and fashion aspects. Its surprising shape and refreshing colours make it an ultra trendy object to the point of competing with your flowerpots and other decorative objects. That’s how you can dust off such a classic garden tool !