Mon. - Sat. 10am - 8pm
Sun. 11am - 6pm
The Shoppes at Old Bridge
3833 US Highway 9
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
*GPS and Google Maps Address:
601 Texas Road
Our store is located in a unique and upscale lifestyle center called the Shoppes at Old Bridge in Old Bridge, NJ. The Shoppes At Old Bridge is located strategically at the intersection of Rt. 9 North and Texas Road in Old Bridge, New Jersey. With an exit for Rt. 18 immediately north of the center, and the intersection of county Rt. 520 one light to the south, the center has access from all directions.
The store is fitted with a beautiful stone fireplace and offers over 6,000 square feet of shopping space. In addition to Plow & Hearth favorites like Dansko® and UGG® Australia footwear, Life is good® clothing and accessories and hearth and garden products, the store also carries the best selection of tool sets, fire screens and hearth rugs to outfit your fireplace, plus a delicious assortment of gourmet foods and regional favorites. In addition, you'll find many unique and exclusive products that aren't available anywhere else.
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!