I’ve lived in Texas almost my entire life. I was born in Houston, went to school in Dallas, and now live in the greater Austin area in a lovely little town called Georgetown. But I’ve also lived elsewhere — places where cool, afternoon showers rolled in off the mountains, saturating the earth. I had gardens that didn’t need to be tended. Rose bushes, plum trees, peach trees, and pear trees that were so fertile and abundant I could hardly go two days without pruning of some kind for nine months out of the year. I miss that rain.
Here in central Texas, it hasn’t really rained in weeks. My plants are thirsty. My kids won’t go outside in the 108 degree heat to play — unless, that is, we play in the water. Our garden hose? It’s our new best friend. It waters our flowers, trees, herbs, and veggies. It makes mud puddles and rainbows.
But my city water supply? It’s chock full of chloramines, VOCs, pesticides and herbicides. Do we really want to play in that? Is that really the water I want nourishing my garden?
Thank goodness for garden water hose filters!
Save $10 Now on a Garden Hose Filter
This week, you can click on the link below and get $10 off a garden hose filter from Clean Water Fun. Just use coupon code FR12 at checkout.
Also, you may remember that last week I hosted a giveaway for this filter. I’m pleased to announce the winner.
Congratulations, Kathryn Gustafson! Kathryn, please contact me within 48 hours with your shipping address so we can get your prize out to you.
To everyone else, I wish you clean water fun, all summer long!
(top photo by theloushe)