Out with the Old, In with the New
by Jeanne DeBenedetti Keyes
I like old things. My house is a hundred years old this year. I like heirloom vegetables, flowers and plants. I like old furniture, antiques, rugs, you name it. But I am totally willing to give up on this antique, pictured below.
Who doesn’t have one of these in their garden shed? I mean, it works okay. But often it is a hassle to get it out of the shed and wrestle it on to the hose. You get either a wimpy spray or an overpowering jet of water. Most of the time it is easier to use the water just as it comes out of the hose.
It never occurred to me to buy a new spray nozzle until I won this Dramm 9 Pattern Revolver Garden Hose Nozzle, and a nice set of tools from Portland Nursery in a door prize raffle at a recent Hardy Plant Society of Oregon event.
Wow, what a difference! Although the Dramm Revolver has nine spray patterns, I find the "shower" option one of the best; putting gentle, rain-like water in pots or at the base of plants, right where it's needed. The "mist" option is also very useful for watering small seedlings. It comes in six nifty colors. The ergonomic, insulated grip of the handle is quite comfortable.
This handy spray nozzle is a joy to work with, whether you are cleaning out buckets and garbage bins, watering plants or making rainbows!
Makes a great toy too—just ask Sophia!