This Snail Designed wrought iron edging will encourage you to slow down and enjoy your garden. It's the perfect accent for a flower bed, border or pathway. The easy-locking ring system is simple to assemble and allows flexibility around curves and corners. A durable powder coat finish on the garden edging makes it beautifully weather resistant. Snail edging kit includes six 19"L x 18"H sections.
Comments about Product: I bought this snail edging mainly because I thought it was cute, but also to keep my dogs from walking into my flower bed. When I received the edging I was very pleased to see how nice of quality it was. The metal is very sturdy and you can tell it will last awhile. It doesn't seem like it will rust any time soon. It also did the trick with keeping my dogs out. Overall, it greatly exceeded my expectations. I think the snail design is very cute and adds a touch of whimsy to my yard!
Comments about Product: Forget the type that you buy from the big home improvment box stores ... these are the ticket! Not only are these more attractive, but they don't bend like the cheap ones from the "other" stores. Finally something that will last more than a season or 2! thanks to Plow and Hearth for a quality product
Comments about Product: I am very pleased with the wrought iron fencing. I shopped around for similar 18" garden fencing - this was the best value, It is sturdier and taller than I expected - many other products are plastic/pvc (requiring support spikes or deep inset). The scroll design is very pretty. Now I can protect the plants in my flower beds - with a great landscape accent.
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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!