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Decorative Containers

Our decorative plant containers are a great way to give your patio, porch, deck or garden nook an instant makeover. Just choose your favorite style of decorative containers from our unique and beautiful collection, slip in some colorful blooming plants and presto - your outdoor space has a fresh new look. Our decorative plant containers come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect pots for any outdoor space. Whether you mix them or match them is entirely up to you!
Weather-Resistant Rectangular Wicker Planter

Weather-Resistant Wicker Planters

$99.95 - $149.95
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Grand Garden Arbor With Four Hanging Baskets

Iron Garden Arbor With Hanging Baskets

$38.99 - $302.99
Square Planter

Brightly Colored Self-Watering Outdoor Planters

$99.95 - $139.95
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USA-Made Handcrafted Personalized Owl Crock

USA-Made Handcrafted Personalized Owl Crock

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Decorative Vintage Wagon

Decorative Vintage Wagon

Goldfinch 10" Planter

Goldfinch 10" Planter

USA-Made Handcrafted Personalized Chicken Crock

USA-Made Handcrafted Personalized Chicken Crock

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Easy Care Resin Wicker Square Planter

Easy Care Resin Wicker Square Planter

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Large Self-Watering Railing Planter, 40"L

New! Self-Watering Railing Planter With Adjustable Brackets

$79.95 - $99.95
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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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