Beautifully crafted by a family company in Pennsylvania, Three's A Crowd – part of our stone Garden Creatures Collection – will add whimsy and character to your landscape with their delightful, life-like design.
• Local artisans employ time-honored techniques and a multi-step process to create stoneware of the highest quality, craftsmanship and detail • Finished with a hand-applied patina for a handsome, naturally aged appearance • Classic techniques make each piece uniquely beautiful and original • An attractive and lasting addition to your garden for years to come • A thoughtful and beautiful gift
Available Finish Greenstone finish
Size 10-1/2" x 6" x 7"H 12 lbs.
Shipping Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Cannot ship to a PO Box. Ships within the 48 contiguous states only.
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Comments about Product: Purchased this for my Sister-in-Law's birthday to add to her garden collection in Charleston, SC. She loves it. The piece shows well and is substantial and well-made. Only drawback is that it ships from the factory and took a long time to arrive.
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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!