Bottle Trees

Garden art is nothing less than Joie de Vivre on a stick

Photos by Felder Rushing, author of Bottle Trees and the Whimsical Art of Garden Glass,

Before being introduced to America in 1600s, ancient bottle trees originated in the Middle East where, based on 3,000 year old Arabian folk tales (remember Aladdin and his lamp genie?), they were thought to capture bad spirits. Whether or not you buy into superstition, they are certainly interesting garden accessories.

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Last updated: 03/08/2024