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Make over your great outdoors with the newest ideas for outdoor living at Plow & Hearth! Our new outdoor living furniture features this season's latest designs. Find outdoor sofas and accent furniture and enjoy outdoor comfort. All our newest outdoor living ideas are sure to inspire you to create a comfortable outdoor living room of your own.
Prospect Hill All-Weather Wicker Swing

New! Prospect Hill All-Weather Wicker Swing

$19.95 - $299.95
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Scroll Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug, 7'1" x 11'5"

New! Scroll Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Four-Seasons Anywhere Rug

$29.95 - $249.95
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Lattice Surry Rug, 7'10" x 10'10"

New! Lattice Surry Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Area Rug

$19.95 - $249.95
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Floral Garden Oval Braided Rug, 2' x 3'

New! USA-Made Indoor/Outdoor Braided Polypro Floral Garden Rug

$12.95 - $699.95
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Floral Surry Rug,7'10" x 10'10"

New! Floral Surry Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Area Rug

$19.95 - $249.95
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Solid Color Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug, 7'10" x 9'10"

New! Solid Color Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug

$29.95 - $249.95
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3-Tier Plant Stand

New! 3-Tier Plant Stand

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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Bright Glass Outdoor Side Table

New! Bright Glass Outdoor Side Table

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Celtic Knot Garden Bench

New! Celtic Knot Garden Bench

Floral Ceramic Garden Stool

New! Floral Ceramic Garden Stool

Flowers Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow

New! Flowers Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow

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Large Self-Watering Railing Planter, 40"L

New! Self-Watering Railing Planter With Adjustable Brackets

$79.95 - $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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