Our ceramic Talavera Planter is handmade and hand-painted by Mexican artists using authentic centuries old Talavera techniques, a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western folk art influences. Each is one of a kind and fashioned from natural clay.
Ceramic Talavera medium planter Handmade and hand-painted by Mexican artists Blends Eastern and Western folk art influences Crafted from natural clay Each is one of a kind!
Size 14" dia. x 11"H
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Comments about Product: I loved the bright colors and thought the pot was better than described. It makes a bold statement in any garden setting. Since it is pottery, I will keep it under my patio cover or in a semi-sheltered area away from the scorching sun and other elements that might deteriorate it here in New Mexico. Like the other poster...it may seem a bit pricey but after shopping around and seeing the quality of this one - it is very comparably priced in our region and I a glad I spent the money and have it for my own.
Comments about Product: There are planting pots and then there are planting pots that make a statement and this beauty makes a dynamic statement in the garden and by the front entry.
My husband even noticed it and trust me, he almost never notices anything in the garden! Love this pot and am glad I spent the bucks and ordered two of them. One wouldn't be enough!
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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!