This was a surprise gift from Billy The Gardener (aka. my Step-Dad).
He was over one day and noticed that we had a 10 foot ladder in the garage. I explained to him that I needed it to water my flower box above the garage.
It’s about 1 1/2 storeys up – and that’s a fake window (there isn’t a room behind it, just attic space), so each week I pulled out the ladder, and climbed up to give my babies a little shot. With this heat of late, you can see I should be going up there more.
You can get watering wands at hardware stores, but they are only about 2-3 feet long and the shower head only rotates to 90 degrees – which would wash my window, but not water my plants.
I didn’t think too much of the conversation, until a few days later when he showed up with this:
They recently did a bathroom remodel and he had a few spare parts in his garage…. parts + brains + fear of your daughter breaking her neck = an 8 foot watering wand!
He soldered/sautered an old hand-held showering head to some pipe and created the perfect angle,
then he sautered/soldered an outdoor faucet to the other end.
Finally, he added a small length of hose so that I could attach it to my garden hose easily.
The faucet head lets me turn the water off and on so that I don’t get soaked carrying it around.
It’s light, easy to use and the perfect height!
Isn’t this fantastic?!
I never would have thought of this – but I LOVE IT SO MUCH!
I asked him if it was DIY-able and he said that it was “so easy”. I guess soldering irons go for around 20 bucks and last a lifetime – so well worth the investment.
Now I can water my babies every couple of days without lugging the ladder and the watering can in and out.
Thank you so much Bill!!!
Have a great one!