Accent rugs do a lot more than just protect your floors. Accent rugs lend the room a touch of charm, and they beautify any space with a minimal investment. Accent rugs also provide a soft surface for your feet to walk and stand upon, and they make the floor a more comfortable place to sit, too. With everything that accent rugs offer, we know you’ll want one in every room, which is why we’ve gathered together an excellent selection of the finest and prettiest rugs you’ll find anywhere. Our accent rugs are durable, crafted with care, and designed to provide many years of use. Whether you love the homey look of braided accent rugs, the elegance of wool, the earthiness of jute or the easy care properties of indoor/outdoor accent rugs, our collection has a style that’s perfect for you.
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!