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Globe Thistle Seed Bird Feeder

Globe Thistle Seed Bird Feeder

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Hand Carved Wooden Stools

Hand Carved Wooden Stools

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83784
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Women's Boiled Wool Dog Slippers with Non-Slip Soles

Women's Boiled Wool Dog Slippers with Non-Slip Soles

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70600
$76.95
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Montebello Fencing, set of 4

Montebello Decorative Iron Garden Fencing

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51540
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Screw-In Textured Linen Glass Shade Pendant Lighting

Screw-In Textured Linen Glass Shade Pendant Lighting

4.800000|79
11462
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Super Soft Labrador Body Pillow with Realistic Features

Super Soft Labrador Body Pillow with Realistic Features

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34096
$79.95
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Black Willow Hardwood Bellows with Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish

Black Willow Hardwood Bellows

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1582
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Cast Iron Fireback with Oak Leaf Design

Oak Leaf Fireback

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33896
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Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

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83117
$38.99
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Table & Four 24"H Stools Set with Slightly Distressed Finish

Wood Saddle Seat Stools and Table with Slightly Distressed Finish

4.500000|40
34072
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USA-Made Bedford Collection Upholstered Club Chair

USA-Made Bedford Collection Upholstered Club Chair And Ottoman

4.400000|16
36930
$39.95 - $499.95
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Polyester Classic Adirondack Cushion, 52" x 20½" x 2½" with hinge 18½" from bottom

Weather-Resistant Outdoor Classic Adirondack Cushions

4.600000|73
35654
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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!

How it Works:


Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!


Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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