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Handmade Metal Reading Frog Garden Sculpture

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Handmade Metal Reading Frog Garden Sculpture

Handmade Metal Reading Frog Garden Sculpture

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Make no mistake, this larger-than-life frog is big! Handmade by local artisans in Bali, our endearing Reading Frog makes a showstopping accent for home or garden.

Nearly 4' tall, spectacled with book-in-hand, he is sure to surprise and enchant family and friends. Frog features a hand-hammered, antique bronze finish with subtle highlighting. Each one is unique!

Placed on a chair, bench, stair or garden wall, this whimsical sculpture is suitable for indoor or outdoor display. And, even though he's grand in scale, our big frog weighs only about 15 lbs., so he is easy to move.

We guarantee that this amusing frog statue will be a conversation-starter wherever he sits – whether he greets guests at the entry, makes a statement inside the home, or poses as your garden-art centerpiece!

• Indoor/outdoor metal frog statue
• Seated frog adds big fun to home and garden
• Crafted by skilled artisans in Bali
• Hand-hammered metal statue features antique bronze finish
• Nearly 4' frog weighs approx. 15 lbs.

19-1/2"L x 23-1/2"W x 47"H; 15 lbs.
5.0 (based on 1 customer reviews)

By BeckyLynn
One Terrific Toad!
Comments about Product:
People did double-takes as Froggy rode home from the Hearth & Plow store sitting in the back seat all buckled up. After a coat of polyurethane, he took his place on the front porch bench. What a big handsome fellow!

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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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