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Country Cottage

Love country home décor? Plow & Hearth's Country Cottage Collection helps you decorate your home in country style! You'll find a wide selection of country home décor accents, quilts, country cottage furniture, rugs and more. From quaint and dainty to charming and rustic, our country cottage décor in fresh, cheerful colors will help you bring country home to stay!
2' x 3' Spirited Oval Braided Rug

USA-Made Spirited Oval Braided Reversible Wool Blend Rug

$79.95 - $929.95
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8' x 11' Cutting Garden Oval Braided Rug

Chenille Cutting Garden Oval Braided Rug in Pastel Colors

$69.95 - $899.95
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8' x 11' USA-Made Indoor/Outdoor Braided Polypro Roanoke Rug

USA-Made Indoor/Outdoor Braided Polypro Roanoke Rug

$10.95 - $549.95
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8'W x 11'L Braided Rug

Indoor/Outdoor Polypro Braided Rugs

$9.95 - $499.95
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Distressed Wood Wheelbarrow Coffee Table

Distressed Wood Wheelbarrow Tables

$139.99 - $299.95
Handcrafted Linen Cupboard

Handcrafted Linen Cupboard

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King 100% Cotton Butterfly Rose Quilt Set

Cotton Butterfly Rose Quilt Bonus Set

$39.95 - $119.95
King Madison Quilt

Madison Quilted Bedding In Solid Colors

$24.99 - $99.99
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Montego Rolling Wood Console

Montego Rolling Wood Console

100% Cotton Martha's Choice Candlewick King Bedspread

Cotton Martha's Choice Candlewick Bedspread

$49.95 - $229.95
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95"L Embroidered Hydrangea Sheer Curtain Panel

Hydrangea Sheer Panels

$29.95 - $39.95
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King Cotton Chenille Garden Vine Bedspread

Cotton Chenille Garden Vine Bedspreads And Shams

$19.95 - $99.95
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Cottage Storage Bin

Cottage Storage Bin

Ruched Linen Shower Curtain

Ruched Linen Shower Curtain

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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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