Saint Francis of Assisi, patron of the environment and animals, offers seed to the birds in your yard. At almost 3' tall, he'll stand out among taller-growing plants. Cast resin in subtle earth tones has a hand-carved look. Weather-resistant, multi-layer finish.
Saint Francis of Assisi garden statue and bird feeder Patron saint of the environment and animals makes the perfect garden accent Cast resin with a hand-carved look and a handsome finish
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Comments about Product: I have been wanting this for a couple of years, I'm glad you still had it when I was ready to buy. What could be a better way to feed but by the patron saint of all animals? My cats look out the window and look at the birds most of the day.
Comments about Product: I am consistently pleased with your products, but that being said, it appears that items are shipped using the manufactures boxes. I have yet to receive a product where the outside of the box was not damaged. These overseas made boxes are going to result in many refund requets for damaged product and should be reviewed by your management team.
Comments about Product: Bought this statue for my father's birthday. He has wanted one for quite a while (his middle name is Francis). We are both very impressed with the quality, size and overall look of this garden statue. It has an expensive look to it, but yet is quite affordable. Awesome!!
Comments about Product: Been looking for a St. Francis garden statue for at least 1 year. All so far have been either too expensive or low quality or just didn't like the look. Stumbled across this statue and took a chance with it. Very pleased! Great value and quality for the price.
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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!