Comments about Product: It was easy to install although I had to do more than the directions said. (I used a level and also some nails as "extra hands".) It looks great & I've already gotten compliments from the neighbors. The only negative is that there are little gaps in the paint. Nothing bad but not "perfect".
Comments about Product: The product I received was not representative of the catalog description. It was not beautifully made nor was it made with top-grade cedar. While the product design is beautiful the materials and the workmanship were sub-standard. The product looked more like a trellis template made with floor scrap wood. The trellis was put together haphazardly with smooth front and rough cut underside pieces on the same side. The paint job was splotchy and there were numerous paint bubbles and blisters. This American-made product should not have passed quality control at the factory. Very disappointing.
Comments about Product: I love things that aren't "run of the mill". The design is so different and attractive. It really looks good in the corner of my garden. I just wish I didn't have to put it against a cinder block wall. I don't have the equipment to drill into cement, so I've had to improvise.
Comments about Product: My landscape designer was impressed with the architectural style of the trellis, and he asked where I got them. I used two trellises on the walls under my deck. Really brightened the area, plus gives a lot of detail to otherwise plain walls. I am so pleased!! All of my neighbors have raved about the look.
Comments about Product: Looks gorgeous and was very easy to install. I had to buy longer screws, though, because I installed it on vinyl siding and the ones that were included were too short.It looks great now with my clematis climbing on it.
By Jean the Insatiable Gardener FromPleasant Valley, NY
Love the design and overall look.
Comments about Product: Love the look with clematis and daylillies. Ended up sanding the trellis a bit and adding two additional coats of paint to be sure it weathers a while longer. Thought it was somewhat expensive for the quality delivered, but the finished look is great!
Comments about Product: we put it against the siding & found the plastic tubes squished & the screws were too short to grab the wood behind the siding. Rust proof tubes & 31/2 inch screws would have been perfect
Comments about Product: This is a beautiful trellis. I have trailing roses on it and it looks wonderful...plus it keeps my roses off the ground! I would recommend it for anyone that wants to display trailinf flowers in style.
Comments about Product: This was the perfect fit for what I needed it for. It so pretty and so incredibly easy to install. It is a much better choice from what's offered at the big chain stores and reasonably priced. This year I am growing peas and morning glory's on it... next year who knows!
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!