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New For Spring

Resin Outdoor Duck Statue In Rain Boots And Hat

Resin Outdoor Duck Statue In Rain Boots And Hat

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Standing Suffolk Sheep Resin Garden Statue

Suffolk Sheep Resin Garden Statue

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54090
$49.95 - $129.95
Whimsical Fairy Garden Tree Stump Stool

Whimsical Fairy Garden Tree Stump Stool

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39089
$99.95
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Fairy Solar Globe Garden Light

Fairy Solar Globe Garden Light

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53737
$29.95
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Floral Surry Rug,7'10" x 10'10"

Floral Surry Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Area Rug

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$19.95 - $249.95
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King Seersucker Bedspread

100% Cotton Seersucker Bedspread

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93512
$19.95 - $89.95
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King Vintage Tufted Chenille Quilt Set

Vintage Tufted Chenille Quilt Set

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$29.95 - $179.95
Large Color-Changing Solar Flower Lantern

Color-Changing Solar Flower Lantern

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53882
$39.95 - $59.95
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Lattice Surry Rug, 7'10" x 10'10"

Lattice Surry Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Area Rug

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38893
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Polyester Classic Swing/Bench Cushion, 54" x 18½" x 3"

Weather-Resistant Outdoor Classic Swing/Bench Cushions

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35659
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Polyester Classic Throw Pillow, 22" sq. x 8"

Polyester Classic Throw Pillows

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35653
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Sunbrella® Classic Swing/Bench Cushion, 60" x 16½" x 2½"

Sunbrella® Classic Swing/Bench Cushions With Ties

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38910
$59.95 - $84.95
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Upholstered Storage Bench

Upholstered Storage Bench

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39798
$199.95
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Whimsical Waves Wind Spinner

Whimsical Waves Wind Spinner

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53745
$99.95
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Bright Wicker Hanging Basket

Bright Wicker Hanging Basket

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53863
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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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