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New For Spring

Colorful Cottage Birdhouse

New! Colorful Cottage Birdhouse

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53795
$39.95
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Easy Care Resin Wicker Rectangular Planter

New! Easy Care Resin Wicker Rectangular Planter

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53862
$149.95
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King Phoebe Blue Chevron Quilt Set

Phoebe Blue Chevron Quilt Set

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91191
$34.95 - $179.95
King Ruffled Lavender Garden Quilt Set

New! Ruffled Lavender Garden Quilt Set

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91254
$169.95 - $199.95
King Tufted Chenille Hobnail Bedspread

New! Tufted Chenille Hobnail Bedspread

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91213
$19.95 - $119.95
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Lifecycle Adjustable Garden On Wheelz™ System

New! Lifecycle Adjustable Garden On Wheelz™ System

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55689
$299.95
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Morning Glory Metal Side Table

New! Metal Flower Side Table

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38397
$99.95
Recycled Metal Jr. Reading Frog

Recycled Metal Jr. Reading Frog

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53214
$179.95
Sunbrella® Classic Chair Cushion With Ties, 18½" x 16½" x 2½"

New! Sunbrella® Classic Chair Cushions With Ties

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38928
$32.95 - $34.95
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Faux Wooden Bucket Planter

Faux Wooden Bucket Planter

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53299
$39.95
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Hobnail Glass Lamp

Hobnail Glass Lamp

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12207
$169.95
Large Olla Ceramic Irrigation Container

New! Olla Ceramic Irrigation Container

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55725
$24.95 - $29.95
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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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