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Hearth Lover's Kit Wooden Gift Box

Hearth Lover's Kit Wooden Gift Box

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12434
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Personalized Fleece Cuddle Cape With Pockets

Fleece Cuddle Cape With Pockets And Optional Personalization

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Polyester Pet Sofa Protective Cover

Polyester Pet Furniture Protective Covers

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Steel Windmill Spinner With Antique Bronze Finish

Steel Windmill Spinner With Antique Bronze Finish

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$89.95
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UGG® Australia Ansley Moc Slippers

UGG® Australia Ansley Moc Slippers

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71235
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Flying Pigs Solar Mobile

Flying Pigs Solar Mobile

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53256
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Personalized Wedding Crock

Personalized Wedding Crock

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Salted Pistachios In The Shell, 16 oz. Resealable Tin

Lightly Salted Giant Pistachios

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84104
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UGG® Australia Women's Classic Sheepskin Tall Boots

UGG® Australia Women's Classic Sheepskin Tall Boots

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7093
$194.95
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UGG® Australia Women's Bailey Button Triplet Boots

UGG® Australia Women's Bailey Button Triplet Boots

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71049
$219.95
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Vintage Bar Table And Tractor Seat Stool Set

Vintage Bar Table And Tractor Seat Stool Set

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38591
$149.95 - $499.95
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Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

4.700000|85
83117
$38.99
$49.95
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Cat Body Pillow

Cat Body Pillow

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90401
$79.95
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Chicken & Helicopter Recycled Metal Whirligig

Chicken & Helicopter Recycled Metal Whirligig

4.800000|4
52907
$39.95
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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!

How it Works:


Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!


Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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