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Memorial Day Sale

Set of 3 Painted Woodland Gnomes

Set of 3 Painted Woodland Gnomes

4.700000|10
52244
$49.95
3"H Bendable Steel Garden Edging

Bendable Steel Garden Edging

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52634
$89.95 - $119.95
400 Solar String Lights

Solar String Lights With White LEDs

4.400000|16
11989
$29.95 - $99.95
Angel Solar Mobile

Angel Solar Mobile

3.800000|6
53213
$19.95
Butterfly Table

Butterfly Table

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38800
$99.95
Decorative Terra Cotta Wall Plaque

Decorative Terra Cotta Wall Plaque

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53369
$39.95
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Glowing Glass Globes Garden Stake

Glowing Glass Globes Garden Stake

3.100000|20
52826
$39.95
Mercury Glass Solar Balls, Set of 3

Mercury Glass Solar Balls, Set of 3

3.000000|2
52951
$59.99
$99.95
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Oversized Metal Cloverleaf Wind Spinner Garden Art

Oversized Metal Cloverleaf Wind Spinner Garden Art

3.100000|26
52341
$129.95
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Set of 4 Folding Wooden Chairs With Storage Stand

Folding Wooden Chairs With Storage Stand And Chair Cushions

5.000000|1
39147
$32.95 - $199.95
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Women's Certified Organic Tara V-Neck

Women's Certified Organic Tara V-Neck

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71481
$34.95
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Women's Classic Cotton Nightshirt

Women's Classic Cotton Nightshirt

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71501
$27.99
$34.95
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Zero Gravity Chairs In Bright Colors

Zero Gravity Chairs In Bright Colors

4.000000|2
37589
$79.95
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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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