When I was speaking at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle I passed by the Cowdawg Creations booth and saw their Water Lily rain chains. It was love at first sight and I knew immediately what I would do with one. My house isn’t suited for using a rain chain instead of a gutter and downspout, but these copper pieces had great ornamental and planting potential, so I stepped into Lindsay’s booth and bought one. Fortunately, I was able to have it shipped to Cape Cod after the show.
Here’s what I did with it, and an idea for how you can make a rain chain planter too.
I have to say that the Cowdawg Creations rain chains are lovely even when empty.
I wanted to plant mine with assorted succulents, however, so I added some potting soil and used plants with different colors and textures of foliage. The fun thing is watching the water drip down from cup to cup when I begin watering from the top!
The Lemon Coral Sedum that the folks at Proven Winners kindly sent me is perfect in two of the cups!
I hung this on one side of my front porch and let the green of the copper determine the color scheme for the pots on the porch this year.
Come and see this rainchain for yourself during my open garden dates for the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival in July. To order advance tickets for my garden and several other very special gardens on the Cape, go to the link below.
The Barnstable Education Foundation Garden Tours 2015