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Front Porch

Plow & Hearth makes it easy to create a comfortable outdoor living room with products from our Front Porch collection. From patio furniture and easy-care indoor/outdoor rugs to outdoor accents like pots and planters, wind chimes and house flags, you’ll find everything you need to create an outdoor oasis you can enjoy all summer long.
Metal Vintage Truck Planter

Metal Vintage Truck Planter

4.500000|10
52712
$39.95
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Faux Wooden Bucket Planter

Faux Wooden Bucket Planter

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53299
$39.95
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Prospect Hill Outdoor Resin Wicker Furniture Seating Set - Chair, Settee And Coffee Table

Prospect Hill Outdoor Resin Wicker Furniture Seating Collection

4.400000|31
35522
$39.95 - $599.95
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Set Of 4 Folding Wood And Resin Wicker Rockers

Folding Wood And Resin Wicker Rocker, Table And Sets

4.000000|22
36742
$59.95 - $499.95
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Weather-Resistant Eucalyptus Classic Slatted Outdoor Swing

Classic Slatted Wood Swing

4.600000|24
33254
$19.95 - $249.95
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4' Window Box

Lexington Self-Watering Planters

4.500000|17
52056
$89.95 - $149.95
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Large Open Weave Resin Wicker Hanging Basket

Open Weave Resin Wicker Hanging Basket

4.000000|6
52825
$4.95 - $29.99
Rolling Plant Caddy With Casters

Rolling Plant Caddy With Casters

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55629
$29.95
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Square Planter

Brightly Colored Self-Watering Outdoor Planters

5.000000|1
53414
$99.95 - $139.95
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Spring Meadow Rug, 7'10" x 9'10"

Dragonfly And Solid Indoor/Outdoor Polyester Rugs

4.300000|7
37403
$29.95 - $249.95
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Windowsill Plant Stand

Windowsill Plant Stand

5.000000|1
39216
$129.95
7'10" x 10'10" Easy Care Affordable Outdoor Surry Rug

Easy Care Affordable Outdoor Rugs In Floral And Stripe Patterns

4.600000|28
36249
$14.99 - $189.99
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Baker's Rack

Baker's Rack

4.000000|1
38722
$199.95
Hobnail Blue Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Hobnail Blue Glass Hummingbird Feeder

4.100000|14
65900
$9.95 - $39.95
Metal Bird And Branch Wall Art

Metal Bird And Branch Wall Art

4.100000|8
87585
$129.95
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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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