So, Hubby got me this rain barrel. I love it. It hooks into the gutter system of the house, and it fills with rain. In this house of ours, there is only one water source in the backyard, and it's on the other side of the house. It's far from the patio where I have my flowers. So, the rain barrel is awesome and convenient, and I love it. Gage helps me water the pots....sometimes.