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When looking for new hearth, home and garden items for your home, don't forget to shop Plow & Hearth's collection of new internet exclusives! Here you'll find a wide variety of great products you can only find online, including clothing and shoes, home accents, indoor and outdoor furniture, pet items, garden tools, lighting and much more.
6' x 2' Linen Wellness Comfort Mat

Antique Linen Wellness Comfort Mats

$129.95 - $259.95
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7'10" x 11'2" High-Performance Polypropylene Everest Rug

High-Performance Polypropylene Everest Rug

$69.95 - $699.95
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8' x 11' Nottingham Area Rug

New! Nottingham Reversible Flat-Woven Wool-Blend Rug

$539.95 - $1169.95
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8' x 11' Woolrich® Summer Days Rug

USA-Made Woolrich® Summer Days Rug

$99.95 - $449.95
8'6" x 13' Seaside Circles Area Rug

New! Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Seaside Circles Area Rug

$39.95 - $449.95
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8'6" x 13' Seaside Hexagon Area Rug

New! Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Seaside Hexagon Area Rug

$39.95 - $449.95
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86"-144"L Soho Adjustable Steel Curtain Rod

Soho Adjustable Steel Curtain Rods

$79.95 - $89.95
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Ashley Gel-Fueled Fireplace/Entertainment Center

Ashley Gel-Fueled Fireplace/Entertainment Center

$59.95 - $799.95
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Earth® Belltower Closed Toe Sandals

New! Earth® Belltower Closed Toe Sandals

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Espresso Wood Dining Bench

New! Espresso Wood Dining Bench

Flowers Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow

New! Flowers Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow

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King Gathered Detachable Bed Skirt, 18" Drop

Gathered Detachable Cotton Bed Skirt

$79.95 - $144.95
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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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