For those of you still in the market (or just beginning your search) for a garden hose I have a few more suggestions. It seems I didn’t dig quite deep enough to unearth ALL the possibilities!
In this post I showed you several great ideas for this most necessary garden tool.
This is the hose from Williams-Sonoma, available in two lengths and two colors.
I too was in the market and zeroed in on this one, partly for the color and equally for its (light) weight. For some reason I began to Google garden hoses, and came up with an old favorite on-line store, Gardeners Supply.
I have ordered from them many times in the past and trust them….so I looked for hoses here.
They have this very same hose, but in four colors.
I’m sure you can guess which color I ordered!

note our Sunbrella fabric there on the left: a perfect match!
And for one more option…
a reader wrote that there is yet another great hose:
Yes, this looks very good indeed; wish I had known about it sooner! 
Check it out and let us know if you decide to try it.
Don’t worry, that’s it for garden hoses! How about umbrellas? I was on the hunt for a new patio umbrella and am now the proud owner of an enormous, gorgeous Sunbrella umbrella that should just about do the trick with our afternoon sun!