Welcome to the sixth installment of my special summertime “All decked out” series of posts. The topic? A part of the home where the great outdoors and the green indoors meet: your patio, porch, lanai, deck, terrace, or whatever you choose to call it. So far, I’ve recommended outfitting your outdoor space eco-friendly outdoor decor items, plantersnon-gruesome bug traps, alfresco eatin’ and drinkin’ wares, and low-impact lamps and lanterns


Today I'm spotlighting a quintessential gardening tool used to quench the thirst of parched patio plants: the humble watering can. Below are eight eye-catching cans made from recycled and/or recyclable materials. Fill 'em up — ideally with reclaimed water captured in a rain barrel — and go to town ...  


Elephant Watering Can @ aHa! Modern Living ($10)














Recycled Sheet Metal Watering Can @ Real Goods ($15.95) 















Born In Sweden Dual-Action Watering Can @ A+R Store ($78)















Aqua Genie Watering Can @ aHa! Modern Living ($8)















The U Can Watering System @ U Can Brands ($29.99)















Kikkerland Teapot Watering Can @ Kikkerland ($7)













 Twist & Sprout Reusable Watering Can Sprout @ Pop Deluxe ($5.99)












Waterlogged Watering Can @ Sprout Home ($18)















Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

All decked out: Watering cans
Have a deck full of thirsty plants? Invest in one of these 8 functional and fun watering cans made from recycled/recyclable materials.