Add some spark to your garden! Our Solar-Powered Rice Light Stakes have bulbs only about the size of a rice grain, but clustered together on feathery metal stems they provide a burst of color similar to a sparkler. Stakes have flexible arms with multiple lights that are even showier in the breeze.
Available Colors Blue/White Red/Yellow White
Size 18-1/2"L x 15"W x 10"H
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Comments about Product: I loved these when I first saw them, I ordered 3 sets right away. One was sent to a friend as a gift. She had to go out and replace the battery right off from the start. One of mine has completely died. I bought a new battery and it still won't work.
I would only recommend these to someone who doesn't care to go out and buy new batteries!
Comments about Product: I have a blue/white as well as a red one. Recently a storm came up early in the evening and darkness set in. Imagine my delight when these lights came on and sparkled as they blew about in the wind. Here in Michigan they worked all last winter, though not very long after dark. I hope they last for a liong time but I plan to buy new ones when they stop working.
Comments about Product: Beautiful lights, terrible quality. Two of the six lights I purchased were defective and did not work. I'm hoping the remaining four lights will hold up, but I'm not optimistic. On a positive note, customer service has been excellent.
Comments about Product: I bought 10 and was underwhelmed. Had to buy better quality rechargeable batteries to replace ones included. Still short duration and we have decent sun here in Florida. Not worth the price!
Comments about Product: We have put them in the garden. We like that we can move them about to see how we like the location. They stay lit from dark until after bedtime even in NOV ( a good 6 hours). The location gets sun till 4 or so before the shadows fall.
I have taken the batteries out and recharged them in a house charger and the lights will last all night till dawn.
Comments about Product: These lights look great at night. Bought the blue and white during the sale and now wish I had bought more. Would be great gifts. I put them amongst my flowers and I they look so good at night.
Comments about Product: They are very attractive looking in the garden at night, but if they don't get good sun all day long, they don't last in the evening.
We have even used rechargeable Lithium batteries but nothing works except a sunny day. You MUST use good quality batteries.
Comments about Product: I bought two sets of these rice lights--the red/yellow, and the white ones. The white ones are the brightest and stay on for about six hours. The red/yellow ones are finicky--they come on for 3-4 hours, don't come on after a heavy rain, and then come on again a few days after they dry out. I have these lights stuck in potted plants on my deck, and they are very charming and delightful to see.
Comments about Product: These were bought as a gift. My sister said they worked fine. I went over a couple weeks later and they were not working but she didn't want to tell me and it was to late to send back. What a waste of money.
Comments about Product: We got two of the red and green ones. Such a nice effect. We wish for a breeze on calm nights just so we can see the points of light wiggle about. We just ordered a set of white lights and a set of blue & white lights so we could have them all over the garden. Get lots of compliments.
Comments about Product: I've been looking for white lights for the garden for a long time - something that looks like fairy lights and these fit the bill. Almost all solar lights for the garden are colors and I like the pure look of white lights. These are very whimsical and have given me just the look I wanted.....I hope they last a long time!
By Jim the retired gardner FromSaint Clair Shores, MI
Batteries are expensive
Comments about Product: We bought 2 of the blue/white stakes at Christmas time and we didn't seem to have enough sun during the day to recharge the batteries. I even went so far as to buy "energizer lithium" batteries, but that didn't seem to help. But, because we were so enamored by them, we purchased 4 more stakes of the blue/white.
We placed them out again in May and for 3 nights they seemed to be okay. We thought they 'came on' too early (it was barely dusk) and some of them went out before we went to bed (11:00 pm).
We have several of them under a very lightly-shaded tree. Maybe that is the reason they don't recharge enough during the day. I intend to move them to a sunnier location and try again.
I will let you know the results.
We live in the Detroit area, southeastern Michigan, and I'm sure we don't get the sun that they do in other parts of the country.
Comments about Product: Bought two- one works fine and I love the look in the garden at night. The other quit working after one week despite my efforts to get it going. Not worth the money to ship to get replaced.
Comments about Product: These lights are some of the most delightful ones I've seen yet. It's become a yearly thing now to try to find a different kind of solar light for the season, for our deck and gardens, and I usually buy at least two, one for me, one for my brother. I'm really INTO lights, especially solar lights. These are the latest and the greatest. I DO believe they are somewhat overpriced, but obviously I buy them anyway.
Comments about Product: Stuck the lights in the middle of planters with flowers in them, so the lights glowed at night, very cool. Then, winter came, never got around to taking out lights and they worked all winter (in Colorado snow & cold). So whenever we looked out the window at night in the winter there was the blue and white lights. So a year in some very tough elements and these dainty rice lights still are working.
Comments about Product: These lights make my back yard magical. They are so easy to use. I put them in my small trees and bushy plants and just love the way they look at night. I've never had one bit of trouble all summer.
Comments about Product: These are the cutest and most unique solar lights that have such an original starry look to them in the dark - you really don't know what the heck they are from a distance - but they are so mystifying!!!
I bought 2 in red/yellow for myself and one in blue for a friend and she quickly bought another one - I might buy 2 more later on this year too - love these!
Comments about Product: These rice lights work well and add a nice lighthearted touch to the garden. They are the first of the solar items I own to light up and sway delicately with a breeze. I bought only 2 but wish I had many more. I hope these are the start of more rice-light products made available.
Comments about Product: These are used as stakes holding my solor flower pots in place. Like the way they move when it is windy.
Since the wires are thin I don't know how long they will last in this Nevada heat.
Comments about Product: I purchased 5, three of one color, two of the other. [...] I set them up right away. I placed them in pots I have around my backyard. They stay lit most of the night - depending on the amount of sun during the day. The wires are thin enough that they do move in the breeze, which is great. Haven't had any problems with them and have had them about a month.I just love them!
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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!