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Zero Gravity Chairs In Bright Colors

Zero Gravity Chairs In Bright Colors

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9' Wooden Umbrella With Pulley

Classic Market Umbrellas

$59.95 - $199.95
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Polyester Classic Throw Pillow, 22" sq. x 8"

Polyester Classic Throw Pillows

$24.95 - $29.95
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7'10" x 10'10" Easy Care Affordable Outdoor Surry Rug

Easy Care Affordable Outdoor Rugs In Floral And Stripe Patterns

$14.99 - $189.99
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106"L Olefin Outdoor Grommet-Top Curtain Panel

Olefin Outdoor Grommet-Top Curtains

$24.99 - $29.99
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Umbrella Mosquito Net

Umbrella Mosquito Net

UV-Resistant Outdoor 50"W x 108"L Grommet-Top Curtain

UV-Resistant Outdoor Grommet-Top Curtains

$59.95 - $69.95
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Fringe Outdoor Throw Pillow - 22" sq.

Fringe Outdoor Throw Pillows

$34.95 - $39.95
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Prospect Hill Outdoor Resin Wicker Furniture Glider Set - Chair Glider And Love Seat Glider

Prospect Hill Weather-Resistant Outdoor Gliders and Cushions

$39.95 - $699.95
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Claremont All-Weather Eucalyptus Patio Seating Set With Cushions

Claremont All-Weather Eucalyptus Patio Seating Set With Cushions

$149.95 - $799.95
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Montebello Fencing, set of 4

Montebello Decorative Iron Garden Fencing

$39.95 - $149.95

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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