Easy Watering for Christmas Trees

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Are you finding it awkward slipping a watering can under all the presents and branches to water your Christmas tree without making a mess? Why not add an inexpensive automotive funnel to your repertoire of tools?

With its long, flexible extension, the funnel can reach down below the branches and behind the packages, right into the reservoir. And when not in use, just leave the nozzle in place and hide the funnel itself behind the gifts. 

Problem solved!

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

1 comment on “Easy Watering for Christmas Trees

  1. That is probably easier than slipping a piece of hose over the end of a watering can. I have done that for potted plants, but only because there happened to be a piece of rigid corrugated hose from the swimming pool equipment laying about.

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