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Barrel gardens overflowing with colorful flowers look great flanking a driveway, but wooden barrels crack or rot in a year or two. Our Whiskey Barrel looks absolutely authentic, but it's actually made of indestructible half-inch-thick recycled plastic that has the grain and texture of wood, bound by rusted steel hoops that give it an antique look. Best of all, this barrel is self-watering!
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Purchased 10 years ago & still great
from Southern Illinois
About Me Master Gardener
Comments about Self-Watering Whiskey Barrel:
Would someone in authority bring these barrels back! Mine are still going after 10 years and look great after sitting out in the blazing sun and freezing winters. I would buy more if I could
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Duvall, WA
About Me Avid Gardener
I have had two Barrels for 3 years- they are just dandy! I am in need of a couple more to support my relocating and transplanting efforts.
Very disappointed they're not available!
I bought one of these last year and it performed extremely well in full sun even during the hottest, driest periods. The bands rusted attractively, but the barrel itself is still in perfect condition. The only problem with it is that I had to drill my own drainage holes just above the reservoir line - without them, the plants could end up floating in excess water during a heavy rain or if overwatered.
Sad it's gone!
from Keller, TX
I've had mine for about 3 years now, and it still looks great! I wanted to get a couple more since in the Texas heat planters really have to be self watering.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Please bring these back!
By Barb the Gardener
from Gowanda NY
Our village beautification committee purchased 15 of these last year, and hoped to purchase more this year to replace our old, heavy, deteriorating wooden whiskey barrels. They worked out great for us. They reduced manhours for watering, were much lighter in weight for village crews to move, and very attractive.I am very disappointed they are no longer available.
Have one, need two more!!
from Los Lunas, NM
No fuss beautiful flowers
PLEASE BRING THESE BACK!!
from Iowa City, IA
About Me Getting Started
I bought one barrel 5 years ago and whatever I plant in there is the only thing still blooming at the end of the summer!! I would like to buy two more so I hope to see them back in your catalog soon!
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Impatiens watered only every 2-3 weeks
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Too bad no longer available
By Yard Lady
from North Attleboro, MA
To the person that was disappointed that the bands rusted: THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO RUST!! It is what makes the barrels look real. [...]. We've not had rain for 2 weeks, my two barrels are in the blazing sun all day and I've only had to fill them twice. I mix the plant food in my watering can, remove the 'rose' and pour it in the tube. My supertunias have never done so good. THANK YOU!! PLEASE email me when these are available - I may want two more next year. My first one I bought about 5 years ago. My second one came last month, [...]
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5 year old barrel- supertunias and passion flwr
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New barrel - bands not totally rusted yet
I'd buy a dozen if I could afford to
I've owned these for 4 years now and I love them. Several things to note:-The edges of the decorative metal hoops are sharp -You have to drill your own drainage overflow holes-Replacement wick material is available here-Mine easily last a week between waterings-The fill tube makes it easy to feed regularly
Greatest invention yet!
Our end of driveway/mailbox area is very far froma water source. This invention saves me many heavy tote jobs
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