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New for Summer

Classic Solar Post Cap Lights, Set of 2

New! Classic Solar Post Cap Lights, Set of 2

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53422
$49.95
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Dansko® Dee Adjustable Leather Sandal

New! Dansko® Dee Adjustable Leather Sandal

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71760
$134.95
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Dansko® Drea Fisherman's Sandal

New! Dansko® Drea Fisherman's Sandal

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71761
$134.95
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Earth® Bluff Sandal

New! Earth® Bluff Sandal

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71861
$89.95
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Floral Indoor/Outdoor Canvas Artwork

New! Floral Indoor/Outdoor Canvas Artwork

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54054
$49.95
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Hello Sunshine Sign

New! Hello Sunshine Sign

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53926
$19.95
Teva® Mush II Flip-Flops For Women

New! Teva® Mush II Flip-Flops For Women

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71430
$24.95
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Teva® Mush Mandalyn Wedge Ola 2

New! Teva® Mush Mandalyn Wedge Ola 2

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71813
$29.95
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Teva® Tirra Slide

New! Teva® Tirra Slide

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71815
$59.95
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Tiffany Style Solar Outdoor Table Lamp

New! Tiffany Style Solar Outdoor Table Lamp

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53993
$39.95
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UGG® Australia Adalie Wedge

New! UGG® Australia Adalie Wedge

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71803
$99.95
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UGG® Australia Jenaya Sandal

New! UGG® Australia Jenaya Sandal

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71804
$79.95
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UGG® Australia Lyndi Sandal

New! UGG® Australia Lyndi Sandal

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71798
$84.95
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UGG® Australia Navie Sandal

New! UGG® Australia Navie Sandal

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71801
$59.95
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UGG® Australia Brisa Wedge Sandal

New! UGG® Australia Brisa Wedge Sandal

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71802
$99.95
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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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