Friday, June 24, 2011

Welcome to the garden, little blue hose


Yes, that is the Water Right hose I lost my mind over featured a while back... I couldn't resist the specially-created Martha Stewart color. I ordered it quickly but we have been holding out for the right hose hook to hang it from since most of the ones sold for this specific purpose are generally a bit, well.. tacky. I think this one from Gempler's is great, but we needed to mount to a post which wasn't wide enough. And this one tracked down by Remodelista is nice but a bit spendy for what it is, and it didn't get me crazy excited. So, the other day we were at a local feed and garden store to get more Hendrikus lawn care products and some organic weed spray, and low and behold I found myself in an aisle filled with all kinds of steel brackets, braces, bolts and other crazy-looking things. I immediately grabbed for one of these:

Super thick and heavy, great finish, and looked like it would just about work for the Martha hose which is quite dainty actually (very narrow and lightweight which I love). At under $20 we decided to go for it. I still have no idea what is supposed to be used for ... I didn't ask. But as you can see it went up quickly and now our sweet blue hose has a permanent home in the garden with the peonies. It may seem strange, but to me it's a little piece of beauty for the garden (and so much better then the giant construction style hoses the husband was using..!). It's so pretty in fact, that if it gets left out, haphazardly strewn across the walkway, I don't even mind :)

3 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Can you please tell me the name of your "local feed & garden store" so that I, too, can get a steel bracket to hold my hose. It's so great looking! Love your blog! Thanks,

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  2. Unfortunately they've closed! Sorry I can't help... thank you for your comment! :)

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  3. I found this tonight at Home Depot. It's an Everbilt
    Zinc-Plated Solid Door Stop:
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Zinc-Plated-Solid-Door-Stop-15369/202034085

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