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Shopping The Valley: April 27, 2006
From delicate African violets to tropical shrubs and dwarf trees, today's home decor often includes indoor plants to help keep air fresh and moist. Care for your house plants with watering containers attractive enough to be kept in full view. Brighten up the sunroom, kitchen, greenhouse and even your office with colorful, practical watering cans that will make watering your thirsty green friends a pleasure instead of a chore.
Let Friendly Frog and his best friend, Mallard Duck, remind you when it's time to water. These heavy ceramic water-carriers look adorable nestled among window plants or peeking from behind the shrubberies at home or office. Frog and duck ($14.50 each) are available at Cocoon in Bethlehem 610-865-4700 and Wescosville 610-395-3995.
The essence of Spring emanates from the brilliant color and tradition style of this enameled aluminum watering pot by Tag ($19.50). Complete the look throughout your home with Tag's coordinating tea towels and flower containers, also available at Cleo's, 610-868-7200.
Perfect for the jungle in your home or garden, this galvanized steel watering pot, handpainted by Zimbabwe artisans, features the colorful flora and fauna of Africa, emblazoned on its sleek curves. It's $38 at Home & Planet, Bethlehem, 610-866-7370.
GALLON OF TRADITION
Reminiscent of watering cans found on the historic farms, this distressed aluminum, country-style watering can features the look of hammered metal and a free-moving handle for swinging along the garden path. Find it for $24 at Phoebe Floral, Allentown, 610-434-9587.