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There’s beauty in bottles: Decorate ‘trees’ make fun gifts for gardeners

Published 12/11/2011, INFORUM

The decorative “trees” – with colored glass bottles for “branches” – are a tradition in the rural South and the Caribbean. But now they’re becoming a popular garden ornament in northern climes, as well as the subject of a forthcoming book and a recent front-page story in the Wall Street Journal. “Bottle trees are the modern pink flamingo,” garden author Felder Rushing told the Journal.

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