Comments about Product: I am using this screen to block/decrease the view to the wood pile that is adjacent to the outdoor patio. I initially purchased the recommended stakes for installation, but returned them because they broke and were too weak for the screen. We replaced them with metal poles and spray painted them to match the screen. It totally does the job it was intended for.
Comments about Product: used it as a backdrop for a berm with multiple plantings
Comments about Product: My husband and I love our purchase. We order 2, so we could create some privacy with our very close (quarters) neighbors. The fence give us privacy without being overly obstructive. The color of the willow fence pops against our neighbors tall ornamental grass!! We are also going to add some tall pencil pine tree to give us a little more height privacy. It's going to look georgeous!
not enough privacy
Comments about Product: we wanted more privacy from out neighbors and although the screen is well made and attractive, it did not do the job that we purchased it for.
By Bummed out
Comments about Product: Very pretty, but too much trouble to put up....comes with no wire...just the "stakes" that are on the same page, so you assume they are what to order that goes with the willow screen, but not so....these are tomato stakes, not feasible. .....so I sent it back. Find a better option Plow and Hearth, and I'll reorder!!
Comments about Product: The fencing is an attractive way to create privacy that blends in with a natural setting. I would not recommend, however, the stakes that accompany the fencing. They seemed too big for the fencing and pretty unattractive. Go to a garden store and pick something else out.
By Sharon, the Master Gardener
Natural looking privacy
Comments about Product: Had the shorter version in our former yard. It was like new after 5 years... so we ordered two new taller versions for our current home. [...] S QuinnReno, NV
By Loves to make outside look like home
I am so happy I bought this screen.
Comments about Product: I used this to block my pool filter. It really pulls the area together
Great Willow Screens
Comments about Product: Just what I dreamed it would be. Perfect Screens for my needs.
By Shelly, the novice gardner
So far so good
Comments about Product: Ordered this product for privacy on my patio. However, it didn't come with anything wire to
attach fence to stakes which I buried 6 to 8 inches in the ground. After installation, I found
it's not as stable as I would like. Living in Central New Jersey I would have to see how it
performs after a heavy snow storm.
I would buy this product again
Comments about Product: This screen was easy to install and serves well as a backdrop for my side garden.
P&H offers a great willow screen!
Comments about Product: We used this product against a chan link fence around the perimeter of our backyard It covered up the ugly grey of that fence and created a secluded environment. We absolutely love this product.
But why is there a reduction in material
Comments about Product: As a former professional landscape designer, I find this product to be perfect for this landscape design. I have used this product for the last 7-8 years; it is the perfect comliment to a small space garden patio, affording privacy from the neighbors and creating a beautiful backdrop to my plantings. The nature of the material (willow twigs) requires the fence to be replaced every 2-3 years, but like I said - perfect for the landscape design, so I replace it as needed. However, from my first fence (4 and a half stars)until this new (3rd) fence (3 stars), I have noticed that the twigs are farther apart which not only diminishes the privacy factor, it allows the twigs to break more easily. If the quality gets any worse, I'll need to find a new background for my landscape design.
Screen out that unattractive view.
Comments about Product: We used this product to create an attractive screen that blocks the view of our pool filter and heater. The only drawback was we found it cheaper the next week in a different catalog!
Comments about Product: This is a perfect screen to use to hide unsightly areas of your yard. It is a beautiful color and blends well with natural areas.
By Resort on the Court
Disappointed with quality
Comments about Product: Over the years, I have ordered Willow Screens from Plow & Hearth and been very happy with the quality and function of the fence.
It's very apparent that they have either sourced it from a different manufacturer or the manufacturer has cheapened the quality of the product. I ordered two rolls of the screen to patch in an area around my deck. I was very disappointed when comparing it to screens I had purchased previously to find that the reeds in the screen were much thinner and it didn't really offer any privacy at all.
Had I not ordered it and thrown out the packaging 2 months prior to installing it, I would have returned 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!