Thursday, January 27, 2011


The centerpiece of our Herb Garden is our cobalt blue bottle tree.  Dangling from the lower arms is a variety of metal kitchen utensils.  Among the often drab colors of late winter we have this bright, charming addition to the Arboretum.

If one does research on the history of the bottle tree, many folk tales may be found.  Felder Rushing has an extensive story about Bottle Trees as well as pictures of other styles.  So whether or not you believe the myths or just want to add some garden art to your landscape, come out and see our tree for inspiration.