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Weekly Best Sellers

Talavera Tile Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 5' x 7'6"

Talavera Tile Indoor/Outdoor Rug

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38561
$79.95 - $599.95
3"H Bendable Steel Garden Edging

Bendable Steel Garden Edging

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52634
$89.95 - $119.95
Cast Iron Wood Stove Steamer With Pine Cone Design

Cast Iron Wood Stove Steamer With Pine Cone Design

4.600000|14
12130
$79.95
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Cat Body Pillow

Cat Body Pillow

4.000000|5
90401
$79.95
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Collegiate Garden Gnome

Collegiate Garden Gnome

4.400000|83
63795
$19.95
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Globe Snack Dispenser with Globe Finial

Globe Snack Dispenser and Interchangeable Finials

4.100000|101
63590
$3.99 - $19.99
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Screw-In Brushed Bronze And Glass Cage Pendant Light

Screw-In Brushed Bronze And Glass Cage Pendant Light

4.400000|17
11921
$59.95
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USA-Made Bedford Collection Upholstered Club Chair

USA-Made Bedford Collection Upholstered Club Chair And Ottoman

4.400000|17
36930
$39.95 - $499.95
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Grape Vine Garden Bench in Powder-Coated Aluminum

Grape Vine Garden Bench in Powder-Coated Aluminum

4.700000|18
34526
$199.95
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Ceramic Log and Fire Designed S'mores Maker with Sticks and Plates

S'mores Maker

4.500000|23
63668
$6.95 - $16.99
Poly-Wood Adirondack Chair

Poly-Wood™ Adirondack Furniture

4.700000|6
32744
$129.95 - $399.95
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Rotary Composter with 2 Compartments and Adjustable Air Vents

Rotary Composter

4.500000|17
11844
$16.95 - $149.95
Solid Wood Raised Square Foot Garden Planter

Solid Wood Raised Square Foot Garden Planter

3.800000|5
52643
$24.95 - $249.95
Decorative Vintage Wagon

Decorative Vintage Wagon

4.500000|2
53012
$179.95
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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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