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Fireplaces & More

Plow & Hearth is known for our wide variety of fireplace accessories, hearth tools, outdoor fire pits and everything for your fireplace or woodstove – but did you know we have even more great items than appear in our catalog? Shop our online-only Fireplaces & More collection to find hearth accessories, ventless fireplaces, fireplace screens, woodstove steamers, outdoor firepits and more!
39"W x 31"H Burnished Bronze Spark Guard

Spark Guard

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11554
$179.95
44"W x 33"H Matte Black with Brass Handles Spark Guard

Spark Guard

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11578
$179.95 - $199.95
Woodburning Stove With Cast Legs

Woodburning Stove With Cast Legs

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11615
$899.95
Black Cat Andirons, pair

Black Cat Andirons, pair

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11119
$69.95
Log Rack with Carrier

Log Rack with Carrier

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11125
$139.95
27"W Reflector

Stainless Fireplace Reflectors

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11985
$119.95 - $129.95
36"W Reflector

Stainless Fireplace Reflector With Full Sides

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11993
$159.95 - $199.95
72" Auburn Mantel Shelf

Auburn Mantel Shelf in Cherry

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36278
$449.95 - $549.95
72" Lindon Mantel Shelf

60" Lindon Mantel Shelf

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36284
$399.95 - $499.95
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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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