My husband has given me an ultimatum: get rid of my watering can. He’s
referring to my indoor watering can – an old, ugly mauve plastic job
that normally sits on the kitchen counter because there’s never any
room for it under the sink. So I can’t blame him for hating it, really.
But now I need a replacement. Something that will look good when it is
inevitably left out on the counter.
So let’s get my fantasy watering cans out of the way first. Like the Zack Rocco Stainless Steel Watering Can, above. It’s $97.88, sure, but so lovely. I could definitely leave that out. Zack makes some other beautiful watering cans, like the Pianto and the Arco.
I just adore the Rosenthal ‘Dumbo’ Watering Can, which is porcelain and probably heavy as hell. It’s $93.75.
Moving down the price scale, the Blomus ‘Greens’ Watering Can in stainless steel is a sleek modern take on a traditional design. It’s $43.91.
Speaking of modern classics, the Rumford Gardener Stainless Steel Watering Can isn’t bad either – and at $24.70 won’t break the bank.
The OXO Good Grips Mini Pour and Store Watering Can isn’t for everyone, sure. I don’t know that my husband would want it on the counter, but it sure looks funky, and is ergonomically-designed to boot. It comes in several colours, including gray and white. It’s just $7.38
Finally, there’s the Plastec Turquoise Stack Water Can – simple and cheap ($2.42). How can you lose?
As an owner of the OXO one, I highly recommend it. It’s not the best looking thing (it does come in different colors though) but the best thing about it is that it’s spout swivels in, so that it easily stores under a sink and a long old arm or spout doesn’t take up a ton o’ room. That means it’s easy to put away and not leave out!