This is my new rain barrel! I don't know why I have never had one before. It is awesome. We had a pretty good thunderstorm early Saturday morning which filled the barrel to overflowing! The hose you see coming off to the side is the overflow and it runs into a flower bed along the fence. I have used it everyday since to water all my potted plants that I have on my patio ( project spruce up patio photos will follow soon!) and deck. This is a trial run with it. It has a small leak around the spout that my husband plans to fix when it is empty again. Which at the rate I am using it and it is evaporating do to the heat won't be long.
Just another thing we are trying out in order to save some money :) Anyone else have a rain barrel???