Our graceful Hummingbird puts a new spin on garden décor. It hovers over two flowers and spins around in the breeze, creating a welcome sight in your landscape. Handmade by artisans in Bali, our hummingbird spinner is crafted of iron and coated in a weatherproof antique bronze finish.
Comments about Product: This spinner replaced a fish whiligig that spun very easily - but finally got too rusty to remain. Maybe it's me and I haven't gotten the spinner in the ground straight enough, but I think it's more than that because yesterday TS Andrea pounded our area and I don't think the spinner made one full rotation. I guess I will have to replace it with something better.
It's reasonably good looking - not much detail, but it's OK.
Comments about Product: The photo is a little too far away, that even the close up doesn't show you that there's not much detail in the bird at all. I like it but it's more rustic than I thought it would be.
Comments about Product: The hummingbird spinner was a disappointment but I will keep it. I got one from Plow & Hearth a few years ago that was well made and rocked back and forth. I enjoyed it. This one is not as delicately made...looks more like just a big bird.
Comments about Product: I have put this in my bird / butterfly garden and it looks lovely. Turns in the slightest breeze. At first I thought the hummingbird was to large, but decided it looks great after it was up in the garden.
Comments about Product: Absolutely love this Hummingbird spinner, very cleverly done and love the beautiful bronze finish. Wind makes the bird spin around to hover the two flowers that are within reach....so cute!!
My cats enjoy watching it move, too.
Comments about Product: I love to watch my hummingbird spinner. It adds a new dimension of quality to my garden. It has a beautiful and graceful design. I find it to be calming as I watch it turn gently with the breeze.
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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!