Comments about Product: Gave the picture to my sister and her husband for an anniversary gift. They had both a yellow lab and a black lab who looked exactly like these two. They loved the piece- great smile-maker in remembrance of their babies.
Comments about Product: I bought 3 of these to group on a large family room wall and although hesitant to buy just seeing them online, they did not disappoint. Beautifully framed and matted, they added the "pop" of color I needed for my family room. The quality of the photographs was superb and gave even more of a professional look than I ever expected. Wonderful, wonderful prints.
Comments about Product: This picture is beautiful and very 'one of a kind'. We gave it as a gift and the recipient absolutely loved it. She is now going to order another picture in the series to hang the 2 together. Definitely would recommend this picture!
Comments about Product: This picture has been a favorite of my daughter's for a long time and this year I decided it was time for her to have it as a gift for Christmas. While visiting her in her NY home at Thanksgiving just after she had shoulder surgery I took advantage of the online shopping deals and ordered this while sitting at her kitchen table. Her eyes lit up after opening this gift which was the best gift ever for me - to make my daughter happy with a quality beautiful picture. [...] Thank you for [...] competitive pricing and continued great customer service!
Comments about Product: Ron Schmidt does an excellent job with dog photos. Having 3 labs, I am somewhat swayed to the breed, and would like to start a collection of his photos to display in our rec room.
Comments about Product: My husband had a black lab named Spook and a yellow named Simba, I got this as a gift and a memorial to the guys, we like to think that they are doing exactly this somewhere in time.
Comments about Product: This print is gorgeous! This is the second picture
that I have purchased of Ron Schmidts' "dog series." He is a wonderful artist and the details
and colors are unsurpassable. If you love dogs,
don't hesitate purchasing one!
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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!