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Use PVC Pipe To Water the Roots

By Sheila_FW
August 11, 2011

Sink pieces of pipe in the garden to guide a hose when hand watering…paint them in fun colors and top them with garden art.

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Aug 10, 2011 6:03 PM CST
And really cute. Thanks, Sheila!
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Ridesredmule
Aug 10, 2011 6:20 PM CST
Yes, I love it and have discover I have lots of white pvc. Thanks, Sheila...
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Sashagirl
Aug 10, 2011 6:22 PM CST
What a great idea. Also a fun winter project! Thanks!
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Marylyn
Aug 10, 2011 6:27 PM CST
What a great idea!! Hurray! Hurray!
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imapigeon
Aug 10, 2011 6:34 PM CST
SO CUTE! Is there a special kind of paint that sticks well to the PVC?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 10, 2011 6:36 PM CST
I have pieces of bamboo that do this job for me, in very much the same way. They kind of blend into the background, and aren't really a decorative item like yours. So nice!!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Aug 10, 2011 6:41 PM CST
What a great idea...comments on the tips!

Great idea on the pipe tip, too! Good going, Sheila-FW!

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wildflowers
Aug 10, 2011 7:04 PM CST
What a fun project! Very pretty in your garden too!
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Aguane
Aug 10, 2011 7:06 PM CST
Well, this is a keeper! Thanks for sharing. I love this solution!
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dave
Aug 10, 2011 7:17 PM CST

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I love this tip, and I love this tips feature, and I love how we can discuss each tip. And to think, it'll be a new tip every single day! Exciting!!!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 10, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Sheila: Lovey dubby I love your project! I just recently painted some PVC pipe and used glass light shades to make a couple of planters or candle holders for the garden ... they could do double duty as hose guides as well. I love what you did with the one in your photo, I'm a bird fanatic and that is just sooo cute I might have to copy it!

I think you should post a tutorial on your wonderful project over on the Garden Art Forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/gardenart/
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Horseshoe
Aug 10, 2011 7:29 PM CST
I tip my hat to ya! (I've always been a good tipper, too!) And this new feature will certainly tip the scales in a positive way. Why, I'd go so far as to say this is just the "tip of the iceberg"! And, and, and....well, just one more thing..I'm about to tip over from excitement!

Shoe (who noticed Dave put "tip" in his post four times so grabbed the ball and topped him, er, uh, over-tipped again.) (I'm having too much fun here, ain't I?)
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Onewish1
Aug 10, 2011 8:43 PM CST
love the idea.. just be careful with pvc.. lots of chemicals leech out of there into your soil.. including lead
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Boopaints
Aug 10, 2011 8:43 PM CST
I agree with Lin...post a tutorial! What a great tip and so pretty!
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wildflowers
Aug 10, 2011 11:29 PM CST
I'd like to see a tutorial too.

Shoe, you made me laugh, at this hour! funny.
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vic
Aug 11, 2011 1:32 AM CST
Great and colorful idea Thumbs up

Thanks Sheila! Big Grin

Save water too which makes it an even better tip for those in the drought areas!
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JuneBug
Aug 11, 2011 2:03 AM CST
Such a pretty answer to the problem of scalping the corners of the garden beds with the water hose! I found that the hose will just jump right over a short piece of rebar...
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jeri11
Aug 11, 2011 4:45 AM CST
Love the tip of the day!!! Good one Sheila!!!

Allison I hope you are wrong about the lead leaching from PVC!!! Our drinking water goes through it and all of it is buried completely underground!!!
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Onewish1
Aug 11, 2011 4:57 AM CST
yeah here too... but sadly it's correct .. who knew even a shower curtain was slowly poisoning us .. the smell from a new one.. is harmful .. I did change to a material one years ago.. and had no idea I was doing something good

http://www.5minutesforgoinggreen.com/933/the-dangers-of-poly...
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SongofJoy
Aug 11, 2011 5:04 AM CST
A winner!!! Hurray!
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