Outdoor Bottle Tree | Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Bottle Tree - The origin of Bottle Trees.

The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida, USA, has a beautiful blue bottle tree.

Bottle Tree stump....instead of putting bottles in trash can outside?

Could use landscape timber with hypertuf cover with nailing before the hypertufa paint to look like wood stump Bottle Tree stump.instead of putting bottles in trash can outside?

Bottle Trees were sometimes placed near the entrance to the house, so the spirits did not enter the house with you. The spirits would become mesmerized by the play of the sunlight through the colors of the glass, and become trapped inside the bottles. The bottles were periodically corked and thrown into the river to wash away the unwanted spirits. In another variation of this theme, the spirits are also trapped in the bottles, but are said to be destroyed when the sun comes out the next…

Bottle Trees were sometimes placed near the entrance to the house, so the spirits did not enter the house with you. The spirits would become mesmerized by the play of the sunlight through the colors of the glass, and become trapped inside the bottles.

One branch serves as a bottle tree, with carriage screws supporting an assortment of blue bottles.Photo by: Pam Penick

One branch serves as a bottle tree, with carriage screws supporting an assortment of blue bottles.Photo by: Pam Penick (ideas for dead tree art)

10 crazy cool bottle trees anyone can make! (We love the tomato cage option)

the magic and mystery of bottles trees revealed, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, The Magic and Mystery of Bottle Trees Revealed

Metal Bottle Tree | rainbow bottle tree we offer several different types of bottle trees ...

Aluminum Bottle Arch (tree)-love the recycling of glass bottles in the garden as sculptures!

Make a bottle tree out of rebar.

Make a Bottle Tree

. To this day the bottle tree has hung on as a symbol of the rural South, and they’re often simply constructed on dead trees by sliding bottles of any color over the bare branches. Nowadays it seems every garden or nursery or blog I visit has a bottle tree. (If you have one, why not leave a link to a photo in the comments? Let’s show them off!) It’s a fun, colorful, and economical piece of yard art.

To this day the bottle tree has hung on as a symbol of the rural South. So I must have one at my new NORTHERN house!

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The winner of the bottle tree wars :) Love this! She uses it as a Christmas tree, but it's a great piece of JUNK GARDEN ART!

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