Comments about Product: The pros say it all. I own two art photographs of mountains, trees, and wildflowers that didn't look connected on the same wall...this piece provided the perfect bridge. A bonus is how it shimmers in a location that is both opposite to and adjacent to windows, I have been Internet searching for awhile and couldn't be more pleased with this choice. Two leaves are not perfectly mounted (one is cockeyed and the other has hot glue showing), but this is not at all noticeable once mounted and does not lower this perfectionist's opinion!
By Becca The Deocrator. FromBridgeport West Virginia
Looks just like the picture
Comments about Product: I used this on a wall on my back porch . It looks really nice there. The leaves are very fragile and must handle with care. All in All just what I wanted and it adds a nice touch.
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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!