To catch the rain, you don’t need a bucket, a plate, a cup, or any other receptacle at all. As Horsetail teaches, spikes will do, rough spikes that provide enough surface that its collection of water tension exceeds the mass of the water.
A clever trick! Horsetail metabolizes silicon, so has sand within its cells, which makes every horsetail a beach, with water collecting in its wavelets.
Categories: flower gardening, Nature Photography, Water
I wish schools would use your column in the “technology” (i.e., computer only) classes.