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Hanging Talavera Ceramic Planter
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Hanging Talavera Ceramic Planter

Hanging Talavera Ceramic Planter
$5.95 - $79.95
Our Mexican Talavera ceramic hanging planter is beautiful on its own. Add a plant and you have a work of living art. Brightly hand painted pot is richly textured and features a drainage hole. The powder-coated steel hanging chain features ornate scrollwork. Hanging hook included. Use with our Soil Moist Mats to keep your plants healthy and happy.

• Mexican Talavera planter
• Ceramic hanging planter is colorful and artistic
• Hand-painted ceramic
• Hanging chain has ornate scrollwork
• Drainage hole; hanging hook

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8-1/2"L x 11-1/4"W x 27"H
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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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