Zinc - the silver in the garden

Zinc - the silver in the garden

Already in ancient times, this metal was known as part of the copper alloy brass. The name zinc was not described by Paracelsus until the 16th century. Zinc defies water, wind and weather and has been used since the 18th century for sheet metal, tubes, watering cans and planters. Also, instead of the more expensive silver, zinc is used in the production of everyday and decorative items. This "gardening silver", as it is today lovingly called by the vernacular, fascinates with its timeless and simple charisma and fits wonderfully as well as the modern, stylish as well as the contemporary garden exterior. It looks particularly beautiful in combination with pastel-colored and white flowers or green foliage and is a gorgeous alternative to silver. Zinc is a sought-after material because of its natural corrosion protection and relatively low weight.

Zinc is used for sheet metal, tubes, watering cans and plant pots

Zinc is used for sheet metal, tubes, watering cans and plant pots


The old, once everyday everyday utensils made of zinc are now sought-after garden accessories, as our picture gallery proves.

When it comes to garden and zinc, you think of the good old watering can. It has been combined over time with other materials, such as brass, but remains forever one of the most atmospheric eye-catchers in any garden.

Zinc defies water, wind and weather and fits well in the garden

Zinc defies water, wind and weather and fits well in the garden

In the finest "gardener's silver" flowers look very special. In combination with evergreen shaped cut plants, vessels made of zinc are extremely elegant. Old zinc buckets and zinc washbasins and bathtubs live a second life when they are arranged and planted with colorful flowers. And so that there is no confusion in the garden, you could put galvanized, weatherproof name tags for any particular plant species in the ground, which serve the orientation and look very pretty.

Lanterns made of zinc conjure up atmospheric light not only in the garden, but also on the terrace or balcony. Even galvanized lanterns can illuminate shrubs and secluded garden corners wonderfully.

Zinc goes well with modern and contemporary garden interiors

Zinc fits well as well as the modern as well as the contemporary garden exterior

There are plenty of shiny deco ideas with zinc items for your garden that you can either buy brand new at any hardware store or, with a bit more luck, buy at a cheap flea market.

Zinc is the silver in the garden

Zinc is the silver in the garden

Zinc is used in the manufacture of utility and decorative objects

Zinc is used in the production of everyday and decorative objects

Lanterns made of zinc conjure up atmospheric light not only in the garden but also on the terrace or balcony

Lanterns made of zinc conjure up atmospheric light not only in the garden, but also on the terrace or balcony

In the finest "gardener's silver" flowers look very special

In the finest "gardener's silver" flowers look very special

Large candles for outdoor use in containers made of zinc

Large candles for outdoor use in containers made of zinc

Everyday everyday items made of zinc are today popular garden accessories

The old, once-everyday everyday items made of zinc are now sought-after garden accessories

Flowerpot zinc

Zinc flower pots

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