Friday, August 12, 2011

Can't Abide the Pink Flamingo? Try a Bottle Tree

Sales of man-made "bottle trees" are flourishing among homeowners wanting something more interesting in the garden than a birdbath or gnome. Styles vary, but most trees are crafted from steel with branches capped by colorful empty bottles.

Long found on beaches, many today are hand-crafted by people who are into welding and are sold on websites such as and

You gotta see it to believe it. Check out our WSJ story and slideshow.

Photo by Gwendolyn Bounds. All rights reserved.