First of all, I found two more garden hose guides by the same company that makes the other ones in the garden. A leaf and a rose. I decided to not duplicate any of them. Surprisingly, the rose is three separate pieces screwed together somehow inside. I tightened it before putting it in the garden. All the other ones are a solid piece. They are heavy. I'm hoping for many years of use.
I also bought some hose for the garden. Nude, sheer toe.
The hose go with these green spikes.
And, a bunch of two litter bottles.
My wonderful husband and I don't usually purchase beverages in two liter bottles. We collected these from various sources. I had some from last year, but I purchased more green spikes over the winter. My WH snagged some from a few nights the guys gathered to play and I brought several home from an event at work. We cut the bottoms off the two liter bottles.
When we put the three pieces together, we get aqua cones!
I stick them in the soil by the plants in the vegetable garden. You just pour the water into the bottle and the spike delivers it deep to the roots of the plant. My large garden plants did well with these through the hot, dry, windy days of summer last year. So, I invested in some more over the winter while they were on sale. The hose keeps bugs and leaves from getting into the bottle and clogging the spike. Any color or style would work. By the end of summer, the hose look kind of rough, but they really do the trick.
I put 18 aqua cones in the garden.
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