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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Have you ever heard of a bottle tree?




A few weeks ago my mother- in-law was on a quest for bottles for a bottle tree. I had no clue what a bottle tree was. The next thing you know my father in law dropped off a locust post so that I could have a bottle tree of my own. I have had such a good time looking for unique and pretty bottles. The tree on the bottom is the one I have started.( I'm sorry it's sideways) The other two are of my MIL's bottle tree. At some point I will post some pictures of her lovely home. I know bottle trees aren't for everyone but I sure have had fun with it. I am not at all superstitious. I just love the beauty of the sun hitting all of the bottles in the garden.


The following is from Wikpedia
-Bottle trees originated in Northern Africa during a period when superstitious people believed that a genii or imp could be captured in a glass bottle. Legend had it that empty glass bottles placed outside the home could "capture" roving spirits at night, and the spirit would be destroyed the next day in the sunshine. This practice was taken to Europe and North America by African slaves. The practice of hanging bottles in trees became widespread in the Southern states of North America, where they continue to be used today as colorful garden ornaments.
Bottle trees have been featured as accessories in most of the prestigious flower show garden displays all over the world.
Additionally, glass bottles, which have long been placed in windows for color ("poor man's stained glass"), are also commonly used to line flower beds.

5 comments:

Gollum said...

I have heard of bottle trees. When we were building our house, we actually found some old, amber bottles in the dirt. Loved the photos.

imjacobsmom said...

Wow, that is so cool. I am going to show this to Jacob he loves antique and colored glass. I had a miniature (5 foot tall) telegraph pole in my garden for a while until bees made a nest in the pole and it started rotting away. Jacob collects glass insulators. I bet he would like to do this. ~ Robyn

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I have heard of bottle trees. I have never had one. But, I think they would add a special element to the garden!!!

Mary / Mariah said...

xpemekwI never saw one before but your's looks great . A fun thing to do . I think if I did one it would be all blue or all red . Mary

nikkicrumpet said...

what a fun way to add some color and spunk to a garden!

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