Top 10: Watering Cans

by Melissa Goldstein
wateringcan6 FEELING LOOPY For every traditionalist, there is another type of shopper who thinks: why can't my watering can look like a crazy straw? Alessi's DIVA Watering Can by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio goes out to the latter group. $50, Alessi
wateringcan5 CURVES AHEAD Design icon Arne Jacobsen is behind Stelton Denmark's timeless stainless steel Cylinda-Line, whose elegant, exaggerated silhouette establishes it as a pin-up among its peers. $229, Fjorn Scandinavian 
 water STAYING POWER Londoner John Haws patented the design for this graphite-finished "watering pot" in 1886, and its thoughtfully constructed pattern has yet to expire--which bodes well for the long-term health of your own English garden. $70, Williams-Sonoma
wateringcan10 SHADY CHARACTER For those who get a geeky satisfaction out of curating colour palettes, this galvanised metal lime watering can is the perfect tone-on-tone compliment to your leafy landscaping. $15, Crate & Barrel
watercan SMALL WONDER Work an Art Deco angle with this diminutive antique-finished Brass Watering Can, which feels tailor-made for your kitchen's windowsill herb garden. $60, Lamps Plus
wateringcan7 AWESOME BLOSSOM We'd buy this Esschert Design Blue Blossom Watering Can solely for its irresistible floral motif, irrespective of our botanical needs. In fact, we're adding it to our Things We Wish Were Available As Curtains list. $35, Gracious Home
wateringcan4 HYBRID VEHICLE The perfect blend of industrial and rustic, this VERDO Watering Can by German manufacturer Blomus is made from rust-resistant steel and finished with wood handles. $117, Lumens
wateringcan2 FINER THINGS We wouldn't be surprised if your orchids give you a standing ovation when they see you coming with this Victorian-looking mister--the best part of course, is that the nickel-plated brass design may look like a collector's item, but is extremely affordable. $20, Terrain
wateringcan8  AGEING GRACEFULLY More Jane Austen's Emma than Downton Abbey, this Zinc English Watering Can would look right at home in an overgrown, romantic garden. $73, Campo de Fiori

MATERIAL INTEREST Copper has shot to the top of our trending list, and Smith & Hawken clearly got the memo judging from this reassuringly substantial offering. $20, Target

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