Many years ago I purchased two old Popular Mechanics books at a used book shop. The information is great and while some of the projects (like a garden windmill) aren’t quite my style, some of the other ideas are terrific!
This hands-free hose holder is from the Concrete Handbook that Popular Mechanics published in 1943. They showed it braced to the side of a cement mortar box, but I think I might make one that is sharply pointed at the bottom so I can drive it firmly into the ground.
I love the idea of this plant support! I often purchase cement and clay birds when I find them at shops or tag sales and will just mount one of them atop the post. I think this is a very clever project! It appeared in the 1942 Popular Mechanics Garden Book.