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Garden Whimsy

Plow & Hearth’s Garden Whimsy Collection is filled with magical garden decorating ideas, guaranteed to turn your garden into a place of enchantment. Our whimsical garden décor includes fairy garden homes and garden fairy accessories, gnome and fairy garden statues, adorable animals, solar-powered accents and much more. Plant more than just flowers in your backyard – our whimsical garden ideas add life and color to your garden and never need watering!
Two-Story Fairy Garden Cottage

Two-Story Fairy Garden Cottage

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$49.95
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Chicken & Helicopter Recycled Metal Whirligig

Chicken & Helicopter Recycled Metal Whirligig

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$39.95
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Daydreaming Animals Hanging Garden Sculpture

Daydreaming Animals Hanging Garden Sculpture

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$19.95
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Labrador And Bone Metal Garden Spinner

Labrador And Bone Metal Garden Spinner

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$29.95
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Metal Vintage Truck Planter

Metal Vintage Truck Planter

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$39.95
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Red Retro Lawn Chair Squirrel Feeder

Red Retro Lawn Chair Squirrel Feeder

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$7.95 - $19.95
Set Of 3 Adorable Resin Pixies

Set Of 3 Adorable Resin Pixies

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$24.95
Antique Copper Finished Cat & Mouse Yard Spinner

Antique Copper Finished Cat & Mouse Yard Spinner

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$29.95
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Collegiate Garden Gnome

Collegiate Garden Gnome

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$19.95
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Flying Pigs Solar Mobile

Flying Pigs Solar Mobile

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$19.95
Gardening in Miniature Book

Gardening in Miniature Book

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$19.95
Handmade Metal Flying Pig Garden Spinner

Handmade Metal Flying Pig Garden Spinner

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$39.95
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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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