Keeping evil spirits out of the garden and home- bottle trees were created to catch those evil spirits. Here’s an article about the American Bottle Tree on Smithsonian Gardens blog.
I photographed this blue bottle tree in Lenox CT as we went for early morning coffee in November. The bottle tree has African origins and has now spread across the country but was primarily evident in the South. Now you can order a bottle trees online from you know where.
Thanks for the introduction to Bottle Trees. Fascinating.
Awesome, thanks for sharing.
I’ve never seen a bottle tree. Thank you for teaching me something new this morning.
I love it
This is creative and interesting. Now what comes in blue bottles?
I didn’t know that was a thing – thanks for the new knowledge!