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Compact Electric Stove

Compact Electric Stove

4.200000|96
12435
$99.95
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Energy Saving Portable Electric Stove With Stay-Cool Surface

Energy Saving Portable Electric Stove With Stay-Cool Surface

4.300000|362
10673
$199.95
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Faux Wooden Bucket Planter

Faux Wooden Bucket Planter

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53299
$39.95
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UV-Resistant Outdoor 50"W x 108"L Grommet-Top Curtain

UV-Resistant Outdoor Grommet-Top Curtains

4.600000|59
21227
$59.95 - $69.95
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44"W x 33"H 2-Door Celtic Knot Flat Fire Screen

2-Door Celtic Knot Flat Steel Fire Screens And Accessories

4.500000|45
11081
$99.95 - $229.95
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Double-Bottom Galvanized Steel Ash Bucket with Handle

Double-Bottom Galvanized Steel Ash Bucket with Handle

4.300000|76
11693
$39.95
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Large Crest Fireplace Screen With Doors And Tool Set

Crest Flat Guard Fireplace Screen And Tool Set

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13917
$79.95 - $229.95
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USA-Made Little Burro Garden Wheelbarrow Accessory

USA-Made Little Burro Garden Wheelbarrow Accessory

5.000000|3
55697
$49.95
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29" x 58" Runner Mud Rug

Microfiber Mud Rug Mat With Nonskid Backing—In Three Versatile Sizes

4.000000|135
36202
$29.95 - $79.95
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Flame Resistant Fiberglass Half Round Hearth Rug, 32" x 60"

Flame-Resistant Fiberglass Half-Round Hearth Rugs

3.900000|81
10099
$99.95 - $129.95
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Large Painted Finish Conestoga Cupboard

Large Conestoga Cupboard

4.400000|29
42797
$1899.95 - $1999.95
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Miniature Fairy Garden Camper

New! Miniature Fairy Garden Campground Accents

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53931
$29.95 - $39.95
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Whimsical Fairy Garden Tree Stump Stool

Whimsical Fairy Garden Tree Stump Stool

5.000000|1
39089
$99.95
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59" x 26-1/2" x 31-1/2"H  German-Made, Weatherproof Resin Garden Bench

59" x 26-1/2" x 31-1/2"H German-Made, Weatherproof Resin Garden Bench

4.400000|33
33686
$259.95
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84"L x 80"W Homespun Double-Wide Grommet Top Patio Panel with Wand

Energy Efficient Grommet-Top Insulated Curtains

4.600000|14
90262
$29.95 - $109.95
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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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