After a visit to London’s Kew Gardens earlier years ago, one scene still stands out in my memory: A brilliant flash of yellow garden hose snaked through the glasshouse floor while jumpsuit-clad gardeners kept the temperate plants hydrated. The yellow hose had such an impact that I went on the search for other colorful options. Here’s the lineup.
Above: The Heritage Garden Hose, shown in peach and teal (bright blue pictured at top), is designed as a classic garden hose with toxin-free polyurethane and rust-proof fittings; $60 for 50 feet or $98 for 100 feet at Terrain.Above: From a company that designs—and markets—garden hoses like fashion handbags, Garden Glory’s garden hose, pictured in Rusty Rose and Caribbean Kiss, is $99 at Garden Glory.The Williams-Sonoma Slim and Light Professional Series Garden Hose comes in a subdued olive or a bold orange; $69.95 to $129.95 from Williams-Sonoma.Above: Water Right’s Light Hoses are BPA- and phthalate-free and come in three sizes; $35 to $85.
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