Roundup: 6 Best Watering Cans

Roundup: 6 Best Watering Cans

Laure Joliet
Apr 17, 2009

Having recently switched from having a small backyard with a hose to an apartment with a balcony and a container garden, I've had to adjust my watering techniques. Lacking a watering can I've been reduced to dumping glasses of water onto the plants. It's inefficient and just slightly embarrassing. So I decided to do some window shopping and these are the 6 best cans I could find. If you've got a favorite, please add it to the list!

Watering cans are actually a really efficient way to water (in terms of saving water, not in terms of the time it takes). A can like the Haws Conservatory Watering Can has a really specific and well designed nozzle that's great for watering small plants without blasting them all to bits. But not everyone needs something so... refined. So here are my top 6 so far, please add more!

Glanvanized Watering Can, $45
Pipe Dreams, $90 (out of my price range but silly enough that I thought I ought to include it)
Elephant Watering Can, $4.29
Haws Conservatory Watering Can (for real gardeners), $27.99
Vallo Can, $1.99
Tree Watercan, about $30 from the UK.

And there's not a great picture of it, but I did also like this charming yellow galvanized steel can though I'd want to find one locally.

And does anyone else use a glass (I know) pitcher for their balcony watering like I do sometimes?

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