The quintessential image of outdoor rockers and gliders on the porch instantly calls to mind the carefree days of summer, where time spent gently rocking back and forth can melt all your worries away. Outdoor rocking chairs are front porch perfection, but don't stop there - you can create that same sense of leisurely living on the patio or deck, even in the middle of your garden. Our collection of weather-resistant outdoor rockers and outdoor gliders includes styles made from white oak, teak, cedar and eucalyptus wood, resin wicker and ultra-durable Poly-Wood, which offers the look and feel of real wood with none of the maintenance. Relax your way through summer on one of our outdoor rockers, the ultimate in fresh-air seating.
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!