50-Gallon Wicker Style Rain Barrel
Classic, yet durable and low-maintenance. Just my style!
This rain barrel is actually made from recycled plastic (another bonus!) that is durable. It also has UV protection for a long life with minimal maintenance.
Although you might not mistake this plastic container for a real wicker basket, it still looks really nice with a textured finish, especially with English ivy or other hanging plants draping down the sides.
Speaking of the Planter…
The top planter has a 5 gallon capacity. That’s fairly large as far as decorative rain barrel planters go. You definitely plant a nice-sized strawberry patch in there. It also has a drainage hole, so you don’t have to worry about it turning into a swamp.
What I really like about plants on rain barrels is that they can trick the eye into thinking that the barrel is actually a planter. You don’t have to worry about having a funny-looking object ruining the look of your landscape.
What Does the Wicker Rain Barrel Include?
Along with the 50-gallon barrel, you get a 3-foot hose with shut-off valve. There is also a clip to hang it, so it stays neatly out of the way when not in use.
You also get what is called an “elbow”, which essentially helps guide the water from your downspout into the barrel. Very handy to have, especially if your downspout doesn’t exactly reach the top barrel opening.
It also includes a mosquito screen, if you are concerned about biting varmints (who isn’t?).
Watch out! The Wicker Rain Barrel is a Lightweight.
The empty barrel weighs in at about 25 pounds, so it’s very easy to move and set up where you want it. The price is also reduced – the total price is less than $120.
Rain Barrel Specs:
- Measurements: 24″L x 24″W x 33″H
- Yimby collection
- Model #RPD1000
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