Nothing says "easy living" quite like swings and hammocks. They're perfect for carefree pursuits like reading a novel, doing crossword puzzles, or just kicking back to relax and chat with friends. Place one of our outdoor swings on your porch, and you'll swear you can hear them calling you to come swing your cares away. Whether you love the elegant beauty of white oak or eucalyptus wood, or appreciate the ultra durability of easy care resin wicker, our collection of swings has a style for you. Our outdoor hammocks are the ideal place to take a well-deserved weekend nap. There's just one caveat about hammocks: once you experience the free-spirited swaying and extreme comfort they offer, you might not want to ever get out.
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!