A bottle tree is pure magic. It’s garden art, really, even in its most rustic forms. Bottles of all shapes, sizes and colors slide neck down over the limbs of a dead tree branch or a bundle of sticks tied together.
Light catches through the glass, and the old timers say that people would place bottle trees outside their bedroom windows to keep bad spirits from entering their dreams. The spirits would be fascinated by the bottles and would fly inside only to be trapped. In the morning light, the sun would cause the spirits to vanish.
Now you can bring this charming Southern tradition to your garden with this whimsical bottle tree by Mississippi artist Stephanie Dwyer.
Stephanie is offering her “Katrina” design which is 5′ tall and uses high-quality metal from the Southern U.S. instead of rebar. These handcrafted, sculptural bottle trees represent a rich cultural history and are an artistic evolution of an ancient tradition.