Saint Francis of Assisi, patron of the environment and animals, offers birdseed or just a quiet perching place for birds in your yard or garden. Our tall Earth-Tone Resin-Cast Saint Francis Statue can be a gift that keeps on giving just as the Saint himself. At 32" tall, he'll stand out among taller-growing garden plants.
Set him up outside to create a serene atmosphere and gathering place for birds. Cast resin in subtle earth tones, it has a hand-carved, rustic look. The multi-layer finish resists wear and weather.
• Saint Francis Statue • Birdseed holder or resting spot for birds • Cast resin with hand-carved look • Weather resistant
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Comments about Product: St.Francis was a gift to me and he is an imposing height and makes a real statement in my garden. I planted "hens and chicks" in the birdfeeder plate since I did not want squirrels crawling all over him. Just to be safe, I will move him onto our screened porch for the winter. He truly does look like he is made of stone. He is handsome and imposing with his solemn expression and his hood. I love him
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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!