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Cardinal Pewter Christmas Ornament

Cardinal Pewter Christmas Ornament

4.000000|1
333
$4.99 - $6.99
Daydreaming Animals Hanging Garden Sculpture

Daydreaming Animals Hanging Garden Sculpture

4.900000|40
52261
$19.95
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Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

Dog or Cat Hand-carved Footstool

4.700000|85
83117
$38.99
$49.95
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Doggone Good Time Pet Sofa Cover

Doggone Good Time Pet Furniture Cover

4.300000|4
53707
$39.95 - $79.95
Dragon Woodstove Steamer

Dragon Woodstove Steamer

4.400000|62
10737
$79.95
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Extra Large Virginia Peanuts, 40 oz. Tin

Extra Large Virginia Peanuts, 40 oz. Tin

4.900000|8
89288
$16.95
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EZ Leaf Hauler

EZ Leaf Hauler

3.800000|31
21210
$39.95
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Fireplace Color-Changing 5 lb. Color Cone Refill Bag

Color Cones that Create Blue and Green Flames in the Fireplace

4.800000|125
11879
$17.95 - $39.95
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Hand Carved Wooden Stools

Hand Carved Wooden Stools

4.700000|26
83784
$49.95
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Handcrafted Linen Cupboard

Handcrafted Linen Cupboard

4.100000|10
3955
$999.95
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Large Caframo Ecofan

Caframo Heat-Circulating Stove Powered Ecofans

4.400000|61
36152
$129.95 - $169.95
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Large Copper Finished Firewood Bucket

Copper Finished Firewood Bucket

4.300000|41
11694
$14.95 - $89.95
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Large Two-Door Tubular Steel Fire Screen with Tempered Glass Accents

Glass Two-Door Fire Screens

4.500000|53
11495
$149.95 - $159.95
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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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