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Glazed Ceramic Pottery Bird Nesting House

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Glazed Ceramic Pottery Bird Nesting House

Glazed Ceramic Pottery Bird Nesting House

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Give your birds a beautiful, unusual home to nest in. Our ceramic pottery bird house is fired in a beautiful blue glaze and hangs from a wall or tree. Add a stick perch to make a nice entrance for your little bird friends. Earthenware bird houses have been used since the 17th century and are still providing wonderful housing for the birds today.

• Ceramic bird nesting house
• Fired with a beautiful blue glaze
• Mounts on a tree or wall
• Features hole to add a stick perch at entrance
• Recalls traditional ceramic bird houses

7"L x 5"W x 7-1/2"H
4.0 (based on 1 customer reviews)

By Oregon1
Comments about Product:
very nice craftsman ship. I got this for my Dad's birthday and he love it. He has quite the birdhouse collection but this is a one of a kind for him

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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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