Comments about Product: This is a beautiful memorial. It does not look like a gravestone at all. I wanted something to look organic and fit in with nature. This does it perfectly. It is smaller than I had imagined (thinner). You can place a stake behind it to help hold it up. Overall, it is a good price and much nicer looking than a gravestone/headstone.
Comments about Product: We purchased this memorial plaque in early summer. So far, it has withstood rain (not much in Southern California), sun (lots in Southern California), sprinkler watering, etc. and still looks new. It is lightweight, and we chose to place it within a foot of the trunk of a tree. It seems to remain standing without additional propping.
Comments about Product: The plaque makes it easier to talk to my Dad. His grave is relatively distant from my home. Now all I have to do is go outside and he's there.
The plaque is nice. It's sturdy. The spelling and dates are correct.
Comments about Product: I purchased the Memorial plaque to place under a pink dogwood tree that my brother and sister-in-law had given me on the death of my husband. We planted the tree in the front yard and placed the plaque underneath. It has been admired by family and friends in the nearly two years since my husband passed away. It gives me great comfort to see it placed in a spot he would have enjoyed.
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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!