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Gifts for Bird Lovers

Bird watching is a favorite hobby for many, and it’s easy to see why. Birds have such delicate beauty and grace, that seeing them in our yards can cheer us up even when the skies are gray. If you need gift ideas for the bird lovers in your life (maybe even you!), Plow & Hearth can help. Look here to find beautiful bird feeders, birdbaths, birdhouses, planters, and other perfect gifts for bird lovers that are sure to bring smiles. If whimsical gift ideas for bird lovers are what you’re after, check out our garden flags, snow globes, throw pillows and clothes decorated with birds of every feather. Our gifts for bird lovers even include useful and much-appreciated gifts for the fine feathered ones themselves, such as cute birdseed cupcakes to snack on, cozy birdhouses to nest in, and seed-covered birdhouses that offer the best of both worlds.
Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

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53274
$34.99
$49.95
Wooden Cape Cod Birdhouse with Real Pine Shake Shingles and Pole Set

Wooden Cape Cod Birdhouse and Pedestal Set

3.300000|34
12053
$39.95 - $84.90
Globe Thistle Seed Bird Feeder

Globe Thistle Seed Bird Feeder

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53719
$39.95
Sign Post Birdhouse & Pedestal Set

Sign Post Birdhouse

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11864
$39.95 - $64.90
Dogwood Bird Feeder

Dogwood Bird Feeder

4.200000|10
11545
$49.95
Wren House

Wren House

4.300000|3
11407
$14.95
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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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