who does NOT own a watering wand???

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5July 8, 2014

well??? .. i have at least 4 ...

the 5 footer is nearly useless ... can barely lift it when its filled with water ... its stored next to all those other useless garden tools i spent money on ...

ken

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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

I have a short one,but I only use it near the house,where I have a hose bib. Phil

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:22PM
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socks

We had one long ago. As far as I know, it's only helpful for hard-to-reach places like hanging baskets, which we never have. I'm sure there are people who love their wands.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:23PM
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dougald_gw

I never bothered with one ... but I do have a sprinkler system :)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:30PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

I have at least three. They are all less than 3'. It helps get the water under the leaves of my hosta and to the soil. It also helps with hanging baskets.

I have a young friend who loves to help me water. I keep telling him over and over to water the dirt, not the leaves.

bk

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:45PM
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mori1(5b/6a)

Not me, I use a watering can.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:48PM
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anniegolden(z7a)

No watering wand, but on my imaginary wish list is a cistern or two. Plants do not like our city water, AND the city's fees for sewer service are based on water consumption and that is annoying in the summer when 99% of the water being used in going on the gardens. Even with heavy mulch, watering is unavoidable.

Hmmm. I think I just hijacked your thread a little bit.

So, what made you start a thread about watering wands? Is it really dry up there in (had to look up what MI stands for) Michigan?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 3:04PM
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esther_b

I have one about 2.5' long. I love it. It allows me to tailor the shape of the spray so as to most efficiently water various areas of my garden. Mine has a nice sponge grip handle and a small button which allows me to keep the spray on without having to constantly squeeze the deadman's button.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 3:29PM
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Thistle and Maize(Zone 5a- Eastern IA)

It's tough love in my yard - drink it from the sky or learn to do without.

(Unfortunately here in eastern Iowa, the plants are probably drunk with all the rain and flooding we've had. Better enjoy it now, plant friends - hot dry August is not far away.)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 3:31PM
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thisismelissa

None here. I've killed several and decided it just wasn't worth it. I have a few hand sprayers, but that's it.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 3:32PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

We have had 2-3 inches a week of rain since about the middle of March.. sometimes that much in a day...

The garden hose has been just laying there like a snake ...

Oh, and yeah no wand just a variable nozzle that adjusts from mulch to fillet.

This post was edited by leafwatcher on Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 17:39

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 5:22PM
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bernd ny zone5

I have these small aluminum shutoff valves on hoses, and with just the right position the water flow through them mimics natural rain. Those shoot farther than the wands and give more water. Usually I did it with overhead sprinklers this year though. Bernd

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 6:19PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

One long, one short and one short I gave to my mom and she loved it. Wouldn't be without one but I have returned some that had a crappy spray pattern. They didn't have the nice, heavy, gentle flow that I needed.

tj

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:12PM
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Linda's Garden z6 Utah

I don't have a wand either, just a spray nozzle on the end of the hose. I also have a sprinkling system. If I relied on rainwater, everything would be dead! It rarely rains here in the summer...when it does, the weathermen are reporting rainfall amounts in the tenths of an inch. It's pretty exciting if we get a half inch of rain. I would love it if we got a good rainstorm once a week but that"s not gonna happen here.

Linda

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:32PM
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Kate1970(7a)

No need, I saw a few listed for $40 + the other day. Used them when I worked at a local nursery, most of us were not fans. I'd rather spent the $ on soaker hoses, or hostas.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:50PM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

We have one water wand but only because my husband won it and it's being used only because the hose nozzle from last year went missing.

Time for a yard sale, Ken. Somebody's bound to want a 5' water wand.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:51PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

What everyone needs is one of those water cannons they use at a ski resort to make snow.. they just power that thing out in the air and the snow comes a tumbling down. I bet one centrally located would easily do most peoples yards, and the neighbors... and when I think of drawing a bead on a rabbit with one ;)

sweet lady propane.....

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 11:05PM
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gardenweed_z6a

There might be an ancient one in the garage; I'm not sure. I don't need one. I use recycled milk or cat litter jugs: set 'em near the base of a plant, fill them with water from the hose. Poke a pinhole an inch from the bottom and let the water flow.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 11:12PM
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bragu_DSM 5

two. hate them both.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 11:17PM
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unbiddenn

I have soaker hoses.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 12:18AM
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old_dirt(5b)

I've had a couple in the past that ended up in the garbage. This year I started more container planting and wanted a wand to better water them. My DW got me a nice one for Father's Day, so far so good.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 9:01AM
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smorz(4b)

I had one... I received as a gift, tried it once... didn't impress me as useful. I don't do baskets, I only water my veggies n new plants.
Im pretty good at stickin my thumb over the end of a hose n getting the desired spray I want.
Im thinking t would spoil my hostas to be watered by imitation rain n they might start expecting sound effects, too.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 7:24PM
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Desirai(7B)

I don't. What's a watering wand??

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 7:56PM
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almosthooked

I thought the 5 footers were for cleaning the gutters???

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 8:06PM
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bragu_DSM 5

harry potter has a watering wand.

I have two. They leak at the seal and don't shut off. It's a space shuttle o-ring issue ⦠And it was supposed to be a good one ⦠At least I thot B&D was a good brand â¦

you screw the wand on the end of a hose. Some wands allow different sprays with a rotating nozzle. Most have an on/off lever that allows you to close off the water whilst you walk back to the house and shut off the hose at the spigot.

dave

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 8:36PM
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DonnaDelaware(7A)

I don't own a watering wand. I do own a hose - and it works for me.

DD

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 8:53PM
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don_in_colorado

I don't own one. I'm not a real gardener.

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 1:48AM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

None here.

I rarely water my hosta or the other plants. I have good loam with just enough clay to keep things growing. Lots of mulch too.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2014 at 10:57AM
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