|A watering can is a vessel used for the watering of plants.
The watering can is an elementary facility for drip-feeding. Modern drip-feed and micro drip irrigation systems are more complex but are more effective.
Device and use:
The components of a watering can are the body, handle, spout and scatterer. The special shape of a watering can facilitate the delivery of water in a required dosage at the right place. With the help of the scatterer (usually detachable), the watering device can work in "rain" mode.
Watering cans are made of zinc-plated steel and also from polyethylene, ceramics and other materials.
Small watering cans (more often with a capacity of up to 2 liters) are used for houseplants, with stringent requirements to design and appearance than for the big watering cans (capacity up to 15 liters) for gardening. Apart from this, the spout of small watering cans is longer with respect to the body when compared to big watering cans.
Watering cans in art:
Though the watering can is a consumer good, it has found a place in art, proves Pierre-Auguste Renoir's picture “Girl with watering can” (1876).
An alternative literary newspaper from Germany in the 1970s was called the "Watering Can".
The uniform distribution of water by the watering can with the scatterer led to the concept “Principle of the watering can”.