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Handcrafted Metal Kinetic Hummingbird Whirligig With Pole

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Handcrafted Metal Kinetic Hummingbird Whirligig With Pole

Handcrafted Metal Kinetic Hummingbird Whirligig With Pole

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The slightest breezes sends our kinetic art Hummingbird Whirligig into a flurry of motion as the hummingbird dips in and out of a flower. Even when still, our all-metal, handcrafted whirligig adds fanciful fun to your garden. Includes 46-1/2" metal pole.

• Handcrafted metal hummingbird whirligig lawn accent
• Kinetic art is set in motion with the slightest breeze
• Watch as the hummingbird dips in and out of a beautiful flower
• Durable painted all-metal design with pole included

46-1/2" pole
2.7 (based on 3 customer reviews)

By Mouse
Nice to look at but not well made
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Ordered this and the butterfly whirlygig as Xmas gifts. found them to be cheaply made. Just heard that the hummingbird whirly gig had the spinner fall off in my friends garden. It appears the nut or whatever it screwed into broke off and now we can't put the spinner back on.

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By Midwest Gardener
Pretty, but non-functional
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I ordered this and the butterfly version to help keep moles out of our garden to add something whimsical. Both are just as cute as they can be, but it takes a very stiff, horizontal wind to make them spin! I even tried greasing them to make it easier, but that didn't help at all. So, they really do nothing to discourage moles. But they are pretty to look at, so I keep them in the garden nonetheless.

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By Nancy
FromFlagstaff, AZ
poor quality
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This was so cute with the hummingbird, I ordered one of these for myself plus two as Christmas gifts. The flower came apart within a day which I reattached, then it came apart again within another day. Then, after a wind storm (and shouldn't a whirligig stand up to wind?), the entire flower became bent. We sent all of these back and hope for a full refund due to the poor quality.

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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.

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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!

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