An Alameda Garden: Collapsible Rain Barrels: Maybe the Best Idea Ever!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Collapsible Rain Barrels: Maybe the Best Idea Ever!

I just found this listing on Groupon for a collapsible rain barrel. I've been slow to embrace the idea of installing a rain barrel in my garden simply because I knew that even in a non-drought year it would sit empty, taking up room in my garden or in the driveway for most if not all of the summer. But given how severe the drought has been, I've finally started shopping around for one.

But this collapsible rain barrel has caught my eye. I love the idea that I could easily take it down during the winter (assuming we get rain again during the winter), and only put it up in the summer when rain is in the forecast. Then after it's empty again, poof! I can fold it up and put it away until it's needed the next time.

The question is, is it durable? Has anyone tried one of these yet? For the price, even the steeply discounted Groupon price, I would want it to last at least a few years. Please leave a comment if you have any experience with these!

1 comment:

  1. I'd be interested, too! There are a few like it on Amazon. has mixed reviews. has 2 ood reviews. has good reviews, but only 2 of them; it claims to be twice the size.


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