For the Love of Copper

by Barbara-

I’m so excited to finally own one of these. A copper Haws watering can. It was love at first sight. And they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Hmmm! They obviously never heard about a copper watering can. Oh wait, maybe it only applies to gardeners? 

I received this as a birthday gift. I was ecstatic given that I had been eyeing this for over a year but couldn’t justify having it when I had 2 other perfectly working watering cans! Receiving it as a gift on the other hand makes it all alright :). Let’s all at once admire its beauty shall we?

I like that the spout delivers water lightly to my large pots. And when I’m using it for smaller pots or precise watering, the spout can easily be detached.


As it ages, the colour will change to a deep green if left unpolished. I’m curious to see how it will look years to come. This watering can has become of one my favourite things to use just because not only is it beautiful, it was given to me by my special someone who knew it would make my day 🙂 . Now, watering is that much more fun!

Do you have a gardening tool you simply indulged in or is much more special because it was given as a gift?



Hi, I’m Barbara and I’m a little obsessed with house plants. I share my house plant adventures in the hopes of inspiring you to continue to enjoy the greens in your home. And if you have no plants (yet!) I hope this blog inspires you to add some green to your home. So go on! Try it! I think you might quite like it. And who knows? You may end up being … obsessed too.


  1. Mellisa

    This is great! I would love to have one but $$$ all I need now is to hint someone to get me one for Christmas;)

    23 . Oct . 2015
    • Barbara

      I hear you. All the best with that

      23 . Oct . 2015
  2. Kate

    I love the purple shamrock. I had one a while ago I thought they died so I threw the pot out, only to learn that they go dormant at times I haven’t found one since. They are so pretty though. And beautiful watering can too.

    07 . Oct . 2015
    • Barbara

      Kate, sorry about your purple shamrock. I hope you find a replacement soon. Mine did the same thing a few weeks after I got it and even though I knew sometimes they need a rest I was disheartened and afraid they would never grow back but they did. They are not as full as they once were but I’m patient. Thanks for stopping by.

      08 . Oct . 2015
  3. Lisa

    Soooo pretty. Both the plants and the watering can.

    06 . Oct . 2015
    • Barbara

      I think so too 😉 thanks for stopping by

      06 . Oct . 2015
  4. Darryl Cheng

    I remember wanting one of these the moment I saw it (in the Lee Valley catalog…an addictive publication!). Then I found a sky blue version on “clearance” at the Edwards Gardens gift shop for $27…since then I’ve added two of the larger Haws watering cans to my arsenal: the red plastic 2L can and the green plastic 5L can – for larger indoor plants!

    I’m interested to see how the patina develops on yours!

    06 . Oct . 2015
    • Barbara

      I’ve seen those sky blue ones at Lee Valley here in Ottawa. That’s where D actually got me this one. Yes, I’m curious to see how the patina will develop too.

      07 . Oct . 2015

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