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Planter With Trellis And Self-Watering Reservoir

Planter With Trellis And Self-Watering Reservoir

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5578
$129.95
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Bright Metal Patio Furniture Set, Table and 4 Chairs

New! Bright Metal Patio Furniture

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38230
$129.95 - $599.95
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Chippendale Eucalyptus Outdoor Dining Table and Six Chairs

New! Chippendale Eucalyptus Outdoor Dining Furniture

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38662
$149.95 - $1199.95
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Classic Adirondack Chair

New! Classic Adirondack Outdoor Wood Furniture

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38824
$59.95 - $159.95
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Colorful Wicker Folding Dining Table and 4 Stacking Chairs

Colorful Wicker Stacking Chairs And Folding Tables

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39012
$99.95 - $599.95
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Dragonflies Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug, 7'10" x 9'10"

Dragonflies Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug

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39703
$29.95 - $249.95
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Floral Surry Rug,7'10" x 10'10"

Floral Surry Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Area Rug

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38885
$19.95 - $249.95
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Large Self-Watering Railing Planter, 40"L

New! Self-Watering Railing Planter With Adjustable Brackets

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53954
$79.95 - $99.95
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Lexington Tall Planter

Lexington Tall Planter

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52234
$99.95
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Lutyens Wood Garden Bench With Folding Design

New! Lutyens Wood Garden Bench With Folding Design

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38937
$199.95
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Polyester Deluxe Chair Cushion With Ties, 16" x 16" x 2½"

New! Polyester Deluxe Chair Cushion With Ties

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38981
$39.95
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Set Of 3 White Solar Star Lantern, 1 Large, 2 Small

White Solar Star Lanterns

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52960
$4.95 - $99.95
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Set Of 4 Folding Wood And Resin Wicker Rockers

Folding Wood And Resin Wicker Rocker, Table And Sets

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36742
$59.95 - $499.95
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Talavera Tile Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 5' x 7'6"

Talavera Tile Indoor/Outdoor Rug

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38561
$79.95 - $599.95
20" sq. Self-Watering Lakeland Planter Made In USA

Self-Watering Lakeland Planter Made In USA

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53763
$119.95 - $139.95
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7'10" x 10'10" Laurel Indoor and Outdoor Seagrass Look Rug In Neutral Patterns

Laurel Indoor and Outdoor Seagrass Look Rug In Neutral Patterns

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37605
$19.95 - $349.95
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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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