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Dig gardening? You won't have to root around to find the latest yard and garden items from Plow & Hearth! From new decorative garden accents to new ergonomic gardening tools, we have the hottest trends in yard and gardening right here. Our exclusive yard and garden items includes easy-on-your back garden tools and more.
Lutyens Eucalyptus English Garden Bench

Lutyens Eucalyptus English Garden Bench

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Collegiate Garden Gnome

Collegiate Garden Gnome

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Color-Changing Hummingbird Solar Mobile

Color-Changing Hummingbird Solar Mobile

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Miniature Fairy Garden Metal Furniture Set

Miniature Fairy Garden Metal Furniture Set

$39.95 - $64.95
Oversized Metal Cloverleaf Wind Spinner Garden Art

Oversized Metal Cloverleaf Wind Spinner Garden Art

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Red Retro Lawn Chair Squirrel Feeder

Red Retro Lawn Chair Squirrel Feeder

$7.95 - $19.95
Round Steel Coco Basket Planter with Natural Coco Liner

Coco Basket Planter

$5.95 - $69.95
Set Of 3 White Solar Star Lantern, 1 Large, 2 Small

White Solar Star Lanterns

$4.95 - $99.95
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Sunflower Fairy Bird Feeder And Statue

Sunflower Fairy Bird Feeder And Statue

USA-Made Large Mock Rock®

USA-Made Large Mock Rock®

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Wooden Cape Cod Birdhouse with Real Pine Shake Shingles and Pole Set

Wooden Cape Cod Birdhouse and Pedestal Set

$39.95 - $84.90
18 Room Martin House & Pole Set

Purple Martin Houses

$149.95 - $169.95
Handmade Crackle Glass Apple Fruit Fly Trap

Handmade Crackle Glass Apple Fruit Fly Trap And Fruit Fly Lure

$5.95 - $19.95
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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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