The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 4: Utensils (Pots, Cases, Cans, Fumigators)

Watering pot

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1843. Garden watering-pots are of different species. The common watering-pot is a tinned iron or copper vessel, used for conveying water to plants. There are several varieties; but the principal are, 1st, the common large pot, with two roses of different sizes, the one pierced with small and the other with large holes; 2d, the long-spouted pot, for watering plants in pots, at a small distance, either with or without a rose; and, 3d, the shelf watering-pot, which is a small cartouche-shaped pot for watering plants on shelves, or the back part of stoves, close under the glass, consequently above the eye of the gardener. A watering-pot with a pierced rose, and a kneed spout (fig. 466.), is said to have the advantage, while watering, of being able to stop instantly by a very slight elevation of the spout. The latter should be about two feet long, and of the same width throughout. The rose (a) should be of copper, and should screw on to the spout.