Blue things in the landscape are rare. Blue wine bottles are fairly rare. Blue glass, blue wine bottles—in the shape of a bush or small tree—also rare. Still, I want one. Today is a grey, dreary day with rain, sleet and now SNOW!!! (at 3:45 pm). Clearly we need something to cheer us up here in Mountain City while Prospect Hill B&B Inn awaits new guests.
While online I’ve been looking at a big page about BOTTLE TREES posted by my gardening friend Felder Rushing. He has a book out on all manner of bottle trees and glass yard art. It occured to me the other day, when I tripped over my blue bottle collection, that the time is ripe for a bottle tree ! I have about a dozen blue wine bottles in hand (various shades and wish I had more awua ones). So, yes, it is time for ME to start one, too. I’m going to post choice photos from his site and the link. His books are fun and wonderful–just like Felder himself. Enjoy the images and the book! Link: http://www.felderrushing.net/BottleTreeImagess.htm
Located in “far” northeast Tennessee, Mountain City is north of Boone, NC, between the Stone Mountain and Iron Mountain ridges–a dozen miles from both North Carolina and Virginia, with a front porch view of both states. Mountain City, Tenn., is unique in its small town feel—no T-shirt shops or cheesy tourist attractions. The buildings downtown are 1950s retro (seems like Elvis mind drive up in a few). Country roads leading to town are two-lanes and scenery lined. There are fields, farms, lakes and lots forests including Doe Mountain. Over half the county is part of Cherokee National Forest.