Saturday, July 19, 2014

Filling Aqua Globes.....

I essentially live in a Desert.  This year, our city is on water rationing, so I can only water my garden and lawn on certain days and times.  I also have containers in my yard as well.  I usually water them with my cute green watering can, and try to extend the 'watering' with these Aqua Globes.  I love the colors of them, don't you?

However, I have quite a few of these.  I don't like making multiple trips from the yard into my house to fill them.  I have learned how to collect and carry all of them, but once I was in my house, they would roll around and well it was a bit too exciting for me at times!

So, I developed this method to contain my filled Aqua Globes.  If you use these devices as well, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to manage with my little method!

You will need a dishtowel that you place on your counter.  I gathered it lengthwise with my fingers and leave it on the counter with the long gathers.

Next, I use one of my metal Skewers that I use when we grill.

I don't know about you, but there always seems to be a little plug of dirt right at the end of the these globes.  This is where the skewer comes in.  I unplug it by pushing the dirt inside the globe. Now, don't worry about this dirt being inside. By the time the water has filled the globe, this dirt is either distributed in the water or floats in a suspended mixture at the top of the neck.  Once the neck of the globe is place into the planter, it is the first thing to be absorbed into the soil.

Next, fill the globes with water.

Now, this is the fun part. Stand you 'filled' globe up inside one of the folds in your towel. 

Continue this process until all the globes are filled.

Aren't they pretty?

Now, you can do that can't you?  
It is easy enough to do isn't it? 

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