Saturday, February 28, 2009
The Wine Drinker's Ultimate Garden Ornament
Bottle trees are a popular Southern tradition, whose origins can be traced back to Africa.
It was believed that bottles suspended in the trees would attract evil spirits when the sun glimmered through the bottles. The evil spirits would then be trapped in the bottles.
I'll take all the evil spirit traps I can get, but really these bottle trees handcrafted in the U.S.A., by a father and son team, are unique additions to casual gardens, as well as a way to save and show off your most colorful wine bottles.
They sell the empty bottles, but it's a lot more fun to empty them yourself. It's time to move this tradition to Yankee territory.