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Cedar Butterfly House

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Cedar Butterfly House

Cedar Butterfly House
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Pollinating butterflies are a desirable addition to your backyard habitat, flowers beds and garden. Give them shelter from the elements and predators with our handcrafted Cedar Butterfly House. It features openings on three sides for easy access, protection and ventilation; an attractive butterfly motif; and a flip-top for easy cleaning and observation.

May be pole or post mounted (not included) or placed on a level surface in your garden, preferably near nectar-producing flowering plants. Made in the USA.
  • Provides protection and shelter to butterflies
  • Handcrafted, all-weather cedar
  • Opens on three sides
  • May be pole or post mounted or placed on a level surface
  • Handcrafted, all-weather cedar
  • Made in the USA
5-1/2"W x 7"D x 23"H

Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
3.0 (based on 1 customer reviews)

By Ginny
FromClifton, VA
Did Not Meet Expectations
Comments about Product:
Product is much nicer in the photo. The lid appears to have overhang in photo, which it does not and seems to be of a cheaper wood with two phillips head screws in the top. The screws do not fasten the lid on. I'm not sure if it is so you can just lift it off, but the lid cheapens an otherwise nice product. I'm not sure it is worth the price, however, and that is why I would not recommend it.

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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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