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I used to consider myself a great plant mom for nine months out of the year, from roughly September to May. I call that the “easy season” because it’s when my plants and herbs ask very little of me; they thrive even if it’s been over a week since I watered them. For the other three months of the year, I was a pretty awful plant mom. When the hottest days of summer arrived, I could never seem to keep my plant children hydrated, especially the needy cilantro, mint, and basil in my window box. They’d scream for water almost daily, but daily watering they almost never got.
Not this year. To my surprise, the solution was as simple as getting an aesthetically pleasing watering can—specifically the Nadya Ribbed Watering Can from Anthropologie.
You’re probably thinking, didn’t you already have a watering can? Yes, I did. But it was ugly and bulky and I kept it tucked away in a cabinet. It stayed out of sight, out of mind—a problem when you’re already prone to forgetting to water your plants. But my Nayda can is so pretty, it doubles as home decor. I want to look at it and use it all the time. During the warmer months it lives front and center on my living room shelf, ready to be filled and put to work. In the off-season it acts as a dinner table centerpiece for holding bunches of dried flowers. It’s a compliment magnet either way.
Made from hand-crafted glass, these indoor watering cans come in three translucent colors—green, purple, and yellow—each one offering a unique shape. The purple one is reminiscent of a stovetop tea kettle; the green looks like the fanciest ice tea pitcher you’ve ever seen. I’m partial to the yellow one for its simplistic mod design. All are lightweight and delicate, perfect for tending to indoor plants and small herb gardens—they’re not the watering cans to leave in the backyard. But who would want to do that anyway? Keeping my Nadya watering can on display in my living room not only brightens my apartment, but also makes me a better plant mom year round.