Happy Monday and welcome to part eight of “Not of the garden variety," a weekly, product-centric series that's all about exceptional, agrarian-minded outdoor living accessories and odds and ends — items for in and around the garden that you won't find in the backyards of every Tom, Dick and Harry. 

After last week's installment of "Not of the garden variety" where I featured a few standout watering cans ranging in price from under $10 to over $100, I thought it would be only appropriate to follow up with a few more irrigation-minded garden accessories. This week, my eye is on assorted water-conserving devices and nontoxic hoses that won't leach chemicals into your prized veggies ... or into your mouth if your petunias aren't the only things that are parched in the garden.

Greenthumbs: Are there any watering/irrigation supplies that you — and your garden — can't do without? Please tell me about them in the comments section!

RC-1 Rain Collector by Hero 365 @ Modern Karibou ($450-485 CDN)

Sunken Pool Garden Hose @ Terrain ($58)

Brass Watering Lance @ Terrain ($130)

Rescue Decorative Terra Cotta Urn/Rain Barrel Kit w/ Built-in Planter @ The Home Depot ($102.85)

Bosmere Pop Up Rain Barrel @ Target ($89.99)

Pure RainDrop Mini Water Butt and Watering Can @ Telegraph Garden Shop (£59.99)

Bamboo Link Rain Chain @ Target ($79.98)

Save-a-Drop Digital Hose Nozzle @ Gardener's Supply Company ($24.95)

70 Gallon Square Wooden Rain Barrel @ Clean Air Gardening ($229.99)


Gatorhyde Hose @ Green Depot ($49.95)

Wind Resistant Sprinkler @ Gardener's Supply Company($39.95)

Mr. Soaker Hose @ Green Home ($24.50 - $115)


Garden Water Boost Box @ Boost Home ($59.99)

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

Not of the garden variety: Watering supplies
Keep your garden looking luscious and your water bills low with H20-conserving irrigation gear like rain barrels, soaker hoses, wind-resistant sprinklers and di