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Watering Can Weathervane – with Flowers

Watering Can Weathervane with Flowers

choice of: Tulips, Poppies, Topiary, Zinnias, Nasturtiums
Silhouette Style with Flowers

Our Watering Can Weather Vane with Flowers can be custom tailored to your preferences. You can select from a variety of flower styles, like sunflowers, zinnias and tulips, or we can make a variation on this design based on your favorite flower. A nice option is the optional addition of some gold and/or palladium leafing to accent the copper weathervane. The petals on the sunflower, tulip, zinnias or poppies are enhanced nicely in this way. Another option is to perch a butterfly or hummingbird on top of the watering can.

Also popular is attaching the flowers to the top of the directional letters instead of placing them on the horizontal tube. As a similar variation, we have often thought it would also be nice to display symbols for the four seasons on top of each directional letter to represent the cyclical nature of the gardening year. Call us to discuss pricing for these options.

Other customers have wanted a simpler version of this weathervane. For them we created a design in silhouette style.

We have made many variations on this theme and we never tire of hearing a new approach. One fun variation was the Watering Can with a Topiary plant. A husband gave it as a surprise birthday present to his wife, whose passion is topiary sculpture.

Not surprisingly, popular places to display this weathervane are in a garden setting, on top of a wishing well, a back fence visible from the house, a gazebo or a greenhouse. We have also created several versions for display on top of garden center structures.

Other garden-themed weathervanes are an Angel with a wheelbarrow full of clouds, a Gardening Angel holding a Watering Can, Hummingbirds, a Rabbit and Carrot, or even a Snail Weather Vane!

And for some fun historical data: the term ‘Watering can’, first appeared in 1692, in the diary of the keen cottage gardener, Lord Timothy Simon George of Cornwall. Before then, it was known as a ‘watering pot’. In 1885 the ‘Haws’ watering can was patented by Michael Deas. He replaced the top mounted handle with a single round handle at the rear.