M13157 - Set of 10 Handblown Glass Self-Watering Bulbs
THE WATERING BULBS-WHEN INSERTED INTO DIRT-THE BOTTOMS CLOG PREVENTING FLOW OF WATER TO GO THRU THE BULBS-THEY ARE ATTRACTIVE IN APPEARANCE-DISAPPOINTED WITH PROCESS OF KEEPING PLANTS WATERED PROTECTING THE PLANTS FROM WILTING-HAD PURCHASED THREE SETS-MINE WERE GIVEN AWAY-OTHERS GIVEN AS GIFTS WERE ALSO DISAPPOINTED WITH THE PRODUCT.
Waste of Time
After 2 years of trying, I threw these out. I could literally watch the water drain out, either that or they were clogged. I almost lost a couple of plants and ended up with the hose. Definately over priced, even if they worked.
Does not work well after the first time
I have had these for quite some time now and I would not purchase them again. The first time they are okay. After that the dirt is stuck at the bottom and not easy to remove to refill. Plus, they break easily. Pretty, but not worth the purchase. I would not recommend as a gift.. I only did below because you can not go to the next page to complete the review unless you pick someone you would gift this to..
Waste of Time
When you try to insert them into the dirt with the water in the bulbs the bottom gets clogged with the dirt and no water gets through. Not worth it.
waste of time
good idea, but in the time it takes to refill the bulbs, you can have all the plants watered, twice. They are very hard to refill
I Love these
I purchased these last year and love them. I know that they can sometimes get clogged with dirt, but making a hole larger worked well for me. I do not understand wy people are disappointed. Different plants will have different needs, some use water quickly and others do not. I have found that my larger plants need 2 or 3 depending upon their location. And I am not drowing plants that did not need as much water. My plants have never looked better. I hope you will bring us more designs in these. I gave 4 stars because I feel there is always room for improvement. It is a great product and I hope that they will make some smaller ones for the smaller plants.
I love these
I purchased these and love them. They work great if you follow the directions. I use them for my house plants and outdoor pots. It is hot here in the south and the balls cover me if I forget to water a day during the summer. I keep a dowel to make my hole and then insert the stem of the bulb til it hits the end and they work great. I have given them to friends and tell them to do exactly what the instructions say and have had no complaints.
Requires too much patience...
I went on waitlist for these a year or two ago and was excited when they arrived. I wanted to use them while out of town..I did..houseplants withered. Problem: all became clogged. I suspect that there is a trick to using these, but my personality has no patience for it. Wound up giving them away. Remember: these might be useful to methodical folks...otherwise, nope.
not worth the money
Put stake in my poinsettia plant, following directions exactly; minutes later plant tipped over, bulb broke, my plant was broken into three parts.
I purchased 3 sets of these and was so excited to put them in my potted plants. After trying 5 different bulbs, following the directions to the letter by poking a hole in the soil and then inserting the bulb. After several tries, I washed them off and put them back in the box. I returned all 3 sets. They clogged up with dirt everytime and no water could come out at all. I waited 2 days to see if they worked and ended up watering the plants with a hose. What a disappointment.
Needs much improvement.
Pretty but too delicate
These bulbs are way too fragile. With the slightest of bump they break (especially when full). They are pretty but need to be made out of some kind of plastic material instead. After several breakages, they are being returned.
Buy As Garden Ornaments
If you don't mind standing at a water faucet trying to fill these up, go ahead and buy them. I found it time consuming and much easier to just to water my plants every five days. I am using them as garden ornaments and plant ornaments and that seems the best use for them.