Lend classic elegance to your patio, deck or garden with teak furniture, renowned for its incredible strength, durability and natural resistance to insects and the elements. With its velvety smooth finish and fine grain, our low-maintenance outdoor teak furniture will last for many years. Even better, teak furniture becomes more attractive over time as the wood acquires a beautiful patina. Whether you choose to oil the wood or let it weather to a rich gray, our outdoor teak furniture is certain to be a long-lasting investment you'll be proud to own. Expertly crafted and durably built, our teak furniture is plantation grown, so it eco-friendly, too. We offer teak tables, chairs, loungers and garden benches in a variety of timeless styles.
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!