What do you do
when you want to have a little garden
around one of your trees,
but the roots are too close
to the top of the ground
to plant anything?
You make an oobos garden!
what do you do with 5 cases of empty blue wine bottles?
Make blue bottle trees, of course!
My DH is making several of these,
for the next trade days.
Blue bottle tree history.....
used today as interesting garden ornaments
Colorful glass garden art
is on the upswing
as upscale garden shows
(including the Chelsea Flower Show in London)
Blue has long been associated with ghosts, spirits, and
There is even a blue paint
used around windows and doors of cottages
to repel spirits
"Haint" is from the root word "haunt"
which is most likely from the
German-French-Middle English word
which meant to inhabit.
Hollow glass bottles
appeared in Egypt and Mesopotamia
around 1600 B.C.
Soon after that
tales began to spread
about spirits being caught in the glass bottles
and then morning light destroying them.
Bottle trees have a long tradition of
keeping the bad away
and bringing the good into
Savor the Day!