Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Speaking of galvanized rain barrels...

...I saw this nice one at the Biltmore Estates while at the 2012 Garden Bloggers Fling in Asheville:
Isn't it adorable? I like the looks of my galvanized rain barrels, and I've got the system down now where they are fairly easy to install. But ever the tinkerer, now I'm wondering if I could make something similar to this.


  1. Start at ye olde ag supply store. They have the raw materials many tinkers start with. They may even have a tinker's dam(n) for your water project.

    1. You're correct, John. That's already where I get most of my rain tank supplies. :-)

  2. I loved this cistern and have wondered how I can manage to get one!

  3. Wonder if one could wrap one of those big plastic rain containers with metal & get the same effect?

  4. I love that cistern as well!!! I would be willing to bet that you can buy them through the Biltmore. Contact the Garden Shop there. We were able to purchase an incredible fountain and some exquisite paintings from them (which they shipped for us).

    Just curious.... have you read the book "The Better Angels of our Nature" by Steven Pinker? Great book!

  5. Just another item I missed while visiting!! So much to see.