On two of the hoses I run 8 sprinkler heads, then 6 on another hose, and finally 2 on a short hose for a total of 24 heads, some are 90's and most are 180's. Each sprinkler can be reduced or shut right off. There's even "goof plugs" so if you make a mistake (I made two, but I then got to test out the goof plugs and they work quite well) you can take out the sprinkler, insert a plug, and carry on. If a person were to buy timers you would really have a "set it and forget it" garden, well maybe except for the weeds!
I leave you with a photo of a "Canadiana Princess Lilac" or at least that's what I was told when my MIL bought it for me. The first year we planted it the cows had escaped and literally ate everything off of it! I didn't get to see one flower and had no idea what colour it was or what it looked like. The second year, when all the other lilacs were in bloom there was nothing... I thought for sure the cows had killed it the previous year. My fears were put to rest when I realized it takes quite awhile to bloom, long after regular lilacs, but it blooms for a long, long time. The reason I like it so much is it's the only lilac I've ever seen that's pink and the smell is heavenly!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
A Cool Post
Right now, in our heat, it's so refreshing to enjoy a cool (or is that kewl?) mist from the garden. And I get to show ya'll my kewl new fence sprinklers! They work great in cheapy hoses which I had a few lying around.
I have about 95 percent of the garden covered with four hoses which are semi-permanent until the end of the season... no more moving hoses! Yah! Hubby took boards, cut V's in the bottom and then pounded them into the dirt with a sledgehammer. The hoses are attached with fence staples. These babies are staying put (I hope).
The whole system is hooked into a 4 way brass splitter (see insert) so I can run one hose at a time. There is one screen on the contractors hose leading up to the splitter, I'd much rather clean one screen than a whole bunch of tiny sprinkler heads.