An attractive alternative to a downspout, our antique brass-finish Bowl-Shaped Rain Chain guides rainwater from your roof, down the decorative iron bowls, and into the ground or a rain barrel.
Inspired by a Japanese design developed hundreds of years ago, the chain creates visual and audible interest on rainy days.
Decorative and functional bowl rain chain Directs rainwater off the roof and down to the ground Metal chain and decorative bowls Beautifully crafted from long-lasting iron Antique brass finish
Size 3-1/2" dia. x 8'L
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Comments about Product: Living in Oregon, we get a lot of water ! This was a wonderful addition to our new patio/outdoor kitchen roof. The sounds that the water makes as is falls from bucket to bucket is like a babbling brook ! It's soothing and refreshing to listen to.
It was just a tad short so we added a stoneware 'catch' filled with river rocks at the bottom. The water runs out and into the sand (that the pottery sits in), at the bottom.
This made a very pleasant and interesting feature for our new addition.
This rain chain is a - "YES! buy it!"
Comments about Product: I have wanted a rain chain since moving to Oregon in 2010 but could not afford one until I saw this one from Plow and Hearth. Thought I would take a chance. It could go in the back yard if it wasn't what I hoped. Well it is beautiful and it sounds and looks wonderful with water running in to and out of the bowls. Beats an old metal drain spout any day.
Comments about Product: Our daughter mentioned she would like a rain chain and we search until I came across it on your catalogue. Haven't opened the box yet but I'm confident it will be perfect as ALL your products are wonderful.
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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!