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Bamboo Drum Stool

New! Bamboo Drum Stool

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39716
$99.95
Bistro Set And Baker's Rack

Slate And Metal Bird Motif Outdoor Furniture

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38739
$199.95 - $359.90
Claremont Eucalyptus Set: Sofa, Two Chairs and Coffee Table

New! Claremont Eucalyptus Patio Furniture - Sofa Group

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38665
$99.95 - $999.95
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Classic Slatted Wood Porch Swing

New! Classic Slatted Wood Porch Swing

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38817
$19.95 - $249.95
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Classic Slatted Wood Side Table

New! Classic Slatted Wood Porch Furniture

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38815
$69.95 - $149.95
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Eucalyptus Dining Set, Starburst Table And 6 Adjustable Chairs

New! Eucalyptus Starburst Lazy Susan Table And Adjustable Chair

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38354
$179.95 - $1699.95
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Fringe Outdoor Throw Pillow - 22" sq.

Fringe Outdoor Throw Pillows

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37823
$34.95 - $39.95
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Hammered Metal Fire Bowl

New! Hammered Metal Fire Bowl

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38984
$299.95
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Large Color-Changing Solar Planter

Color-Changing Solar Planter

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53585
$99.95 - $139.95
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Leafy Vines Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug, 7'10" x 9'10"

Leafy Vines Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug

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39103
$29.95 - $249.95
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Lighted Lady Bug Table

New! Lighted Lady Bug Table

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39023
$149.95
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One Straight and Two Corners

Embellished Steel Plant Stands

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50382
$29.95 - $169.95
Outdoor Wicker Dining Set, Table and 4 Chairs

New! Outdoor Wicker Dining Table, Chair And Set

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39016
$99.95 - $599.95
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Peaceful Dove Metal Garden Bench

Peaceful Dove Metal Garden Bench

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38380
$149.95
Polyester Deluxe Swing/Bench Cushion With Ties, 54" x 18" x 2½"

New! Polyester Deluxe Swing/Bench Cushion With Ties

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38987
$69.95 - $89.95
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Resin Outdoor Duck Statue In Rain Boots And Hat

Resin Outdoor Duck Statue In Rain Boots And Hat

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53785
$29.95
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Sunburst Bistro Table And 2 Chairs Set

Sunburst Bistro Table And Chairs

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38727
$79.95 - $299.95
UV-Resistant Outdoor 50"W x 108"L Grommet-Top Curtain

UV-Resistant Outdoor Grommet-Top Curtains

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21227
$59.95 - $69.95
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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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